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ACOs

Fewer ACOs signed up for MSSP—but more are taking on downside risk

January 15th, 2020

David Muhlestein was quoted in an Advisory Board article entitled “CMS: Fewer ACOs signed up for MSSP—but more are taking on downside risk,” providing insight on MSSP participation and overall ACO participation trends. Article here.

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Number of Medicare ACOs stays flat, but risk-taking increases

January 14th, 2020

David Muhlestein was quoted in an HFMA article entitled “Number of Medicare ACOs stays flat, but risk-taking increases,” providing insight on MSSP participation. Article here.

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Next Generation ACO model hasn’t saved money, study finds

January 14th, 2020

David Muhlestein was quoted in a Modern Healthcare article entitled “Next Generation ACO model hasn’t saved money, study finds,” providing insight into the new “Next Generation Accountable Care Organization Model Evaluation“. Article here.

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Participants continue to drop out of Medicare ACO program

January 13th, 2020

David Muhlestein was quoted in a Modern Healthcare article entitled “Participants continue to drop out of Medicare ACO program,” explaining that the lack of growth “doesn’t tell the whole story about what’s going on with ACOs”. Article here.

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The Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy and Leavitt Partners Releases “Medicare ACO Results for 2018: More Downside Risk Adoption, More Savings, and All ACO Types Now Averaging Savings” Report

November 11th, 2019

Salt Lake City, November 11, 2019—Medicare’s flagship Accountable Care Organization (ACO) program, the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP), achieved net savings of $73 per person in 2018, more than double the net savings of $35 per person achieved in 2017. Researchers from the Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy and Leavitt Partners shared their analysis of […]

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Medicare ACO Results for 2018: More Downside Risk Adoption, More Savings, and All ACOs Types Now Averaging Savings

October 28th, 2019

A Health Affairs article entitled “Medicare ACO Results for 2018: More Downside Risk Adoption, More Savings, and All ACOs Types Now Averaging Savings,” co-authored by David Muhlestein, highlights Leavitt Partners Torch Insight data. Article here.

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Driven by Decline in Medicare Contracts, ACO Participation Dips

October 25th, 2019

Revcycle Intelligence published an article entitled “Driven by Decline in Medicare Contracts, ACO Participation Dips,” highlighting the recent Health Affairs blog post which includes Torch Insight data provided by Leavitt Partners. Article here.

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TraceLink Demonstrates Continued Success in Helping Companies Across the Pharmaceutical Supply Chain with their DSCSA Compliance Journey

October 25th, 2019

Cision PR Newswire recently released “TraceLink Demonstrates Continued Success in Helping Companies Across the Pharmaceutical Supply Chain with their DSCSA Compliance Journey,” which highlights the new governance organization for DSCSA interoperability proposed by the Pharmaceutical Distribution Security Alliance (PDSA). Article here.

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