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ACOs

Ten Early Takeaways from the Medicare Shared Savings ACO Program

April 5th, 2016

Using a combination of public and proprietary data, Leavitt Partners analyzed MSSP results and identified ten key takeaways.

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MSSP ACOs: Financial Savings and the Appetite for More

March 2nd, 2016

CMS’ January 11 announcement of the new and renewing Medicare ACO participants indicated both an increase in the number of ACOs and ACO covered lives.

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Projected Growth of Accountable Care Organizations

December 23rd, 2015

In this paper, we present projections of how the ACO model is likely to grow under four possible future scenarios.

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The Rise and Future of Medicaid ACOs

September 10th, 2015

No two models nor markets are alike, and the pace and prevalence of Medicaid accountable care growth will largely depend on states’ ability to generate savings and successfully overcome common and unique challenges over the long run. This paper contains a state-by-state landscape analysis.

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Dental Care in Accountable Care Organizations: Insights from 5 Case Studies

June 9th, 2015

As the health care system continues to evolve toward increased coordination of care and value based payment, there could be further opportunities for better coordination of dental and overall medical care.

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How Accountable Care Impacts the Way Consumers Receive Care

May 16th, 2015

With most of the literature on the accountable care movement written for providers, payer and academic audiences, this brief aims to inform everyday consumers, describing the various complexities of ACOs and their potential impact.

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Employer Perspectives on Accountable Care

May 16th, 2015

Employers are paying close attention to the proliferation of ACOs to learn whether they can fulfill the promise of improving outcomes while lowering costs. This brief provides information on this movement as well as other issues critical to employers.

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Health Insurers and the Accountable Care Movement

May 16th, 2015

The growth of accountable care is forcing stakeholders to understand the changing landscape and the impact on traditional health insurance providers. This brief examines how health insurers are changing with and reacting to this movement.

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