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ACOs

Specialists Help Drive Skilled Nursing Usage Cuts in ACOs

July 16th, 2019

Skilled Nursing News posted “Specialists Help Drive Skilled Nursing Usage Cuts in ACOs”, highlighting research from Leavitt Partners regarding ACOs shifting money away from skilled nursing. View the article here.

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Shared Principles for Measuring Social Determinants of Health Interventions

June 20th, 2019

Washington, D.C., June 20, 2019—Today, the National Alliance to Impact the Social Determinants of Health (NASDOH) released a white paper entitled “Shared Principles for Measuring Social Determinants of Health Interventions.” This white paper outlines framing principles to guide social determinants of health (SDOH) measurement development that, if adopted, can help organizations and sectors work collaboratively to […]

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3 Strategies to Help Accountable Care Organizations Boost Savings

June 11th, 2019

Revcycle Intelligence posted “3 Strategies to Help Accountable Care Organizations Boost Savings,” highlighting research from Leavitt Partners and the Duke-Margolis Center regarding ACO case studies.  View the article here.

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Remarkable Growth of Pharmaceutical Distribution Network to Upsurge the Position of Global Biopharmaceutical Third Party Logistics

June 7th, 2019

Digital Journal posted “Remarkable Growth of Pharmaceutical Distribution Network to Upsurge the Position of Global Biopharmaceutical Third Party Logistics,” highlighting the Pharmaceutical Distribution Security Alliance (PDSA) and its proposed system for Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA) governance.  View the article here.

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Texas Launches Statewide ACO

June 5th, 2019

Becker’s Healthcare posted “Texas Launches Statewide ACO,” highlighting key findings from a Leavitt Partners report, in partnership with the Accountable Care Learning Collaborative, which tracked the growth and spread of ACOs. The report covered topics related to contracting, patient populations, geographic dispersion, and policy implications of ACOs. View the article here.

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Accountable Care Organizations Lower Costs Compared to HMOs, PPOs

June 5th, 2019

Revcycle Intelligence posted “Accountable Care Organizations Lower Costs Compared to HMOs, PPOs,” highlighting key findings from the The Medicaid ACO Landscape white paper, which used data from Torch Insight™ to better understand the current characteristics of Medicaid ACOs. The white paper covered topics related to contracting, geographic dispersion, and successes of Medicaid ACOs at the […]

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ACOs Could do More to Care for Seriously Ill Patients

June 3rd, 2019

Salt Lake City, June 3, 2019— Accountable care organizations (ACOs) have potential to care for the nation’s seriously ill patients at lower costs and improved quality, but few are taking steps to do so, according to new research  conducted by the Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy and Leavitt Partners. The research appears today in June […]

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Are ACO-Affiliated Hospitals Narrowing Their PAC Networks?

May 23rd, 2019

Since the inception of Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), affiliated health care stakeholders have experimented with various methods to help them achieve their goal of coordinating high-quality and cost-efficient care. ACOs were first implemented within the Medicare payment system in 2012, and ACO leaders continue to test care delivery transformation innovations to enable further opportunities for […]

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