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Alternative Payment Models

Preventing Chronic Disease in the Rising-Risk Population: Three Strategies for ACOs Before, During, and After the Patient Engages in the Clinical Care Setting

November 13th, 2018

In this paper, “Preventing Chronic Disease in the Rising-Risk Population: Three Strategies for ACOs Before, During, and After the Patient Engages in the Clinical Care Setting,” the American Medical Association (AMA) and Leavitt Partners offer strategies for health care organizations working within an alternative payment model to target the rising-risk population. These recommendations include: Identifying […]

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Addiction Recovery Medical Home – Alternative Payment Model

October 31st, 2018

The United States is in the middle of a major public health challenge: since 1999, the rate of overdoses involving opioids nearly quadrupled. As startling as this number is, before, and during this period alcohol-related deaths still out-paced opioids. Addiction has now become the leading cause of death in America for those under 50. Substance […]

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Believe It: Here’s How Forth Worth Saved $5 Million On Health Care After Years of Rising Costs

October 22nd, 2018

A commentary in the Dallas News entitled “Believe it: Here’s how Fort Worth saved $5 million on health care after years of rising costs” cites Leavitt Partners Torch Insight data on the growth of ACOs in the U.S. and in Texas. The article explains that “the numbers increased faster [in Texas]. ACOs covered almost 2.6 million Texans, […]

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EHRs, Financial Stability Contribute to Physicians’ Pessimism

October 19th, 2018

A Modern Healthcare article entitled “EHRs, financial instability contribute to physicians’ pessimism” highlights a recently released Leavitt Partners publication, “Examining Physician Pessimism: 2017 Survey on Physicians’ Outlook on the Practice of Medicine.” The article states that Leavitt Partners’ chief research officer David Muhlestein and research manager Kerstin Edwards explain that, “as EMRs become more and […]

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Study Finds 40% of Doctors Pessimistic About Practice of Medicine

October 19th, 2018

A Healthcare Dive article entitled “Study finds 40% of doctors pessimistic about practice of medicine,” discussed findings from a recently released Leavitt Partners publication, “Examining Physician Pessimism: 2017 Survey on Physicians’ Outlook on the Practice of Medicine.” David Muhlestein, Leavitt Partners’ chief research officer and one of the authors of the paper, told Healthcare Dive […]

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Examining Pessimism Among Physicians: 2017 Survey on Physicians’ Outlook on the Practice of Medicine

October 18th, 2018

Physician satisfaction is an important component in the effort to improve health care access and quality and reduce costs. In a nationwide survey of 621 physicians, we found that 38 percent of physicians reported having a pessimistic outlook on the practice of medicine today. In this study, we identified physician characteristics that are correlated with […]

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Leavitt Partners Releases “Examining Pessimism Among Physicians: 2017 Survey on Physicians’ Outlook on the Practice of Medicine” White Paper

October 18th, 2018

Salt Lake City, October 18, 2018 –Today, Leavitt Partners released “Examining Pessimism Among Physicians: 2017 Survey on Physicians’ Outlook on the Practice of Medicine,” a white paper that investigates associations between certain physician characteristics and a pessimistic outlook on the practice of medicine. The paper discusses findings from a national survey of 621 physicians. Leavitt […]

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New Healthcare Alliance Launches Alternative Payment Model for Addiction Recovery

September 7th, 2018

Leavitt Partners Joins National Non-Profit, Facing Addiction with NCADD and Remedy Partners to Redesign the Structure and Payment of Addiction Treatment and Recovery Services  Washington, D.C. – September 7, 2018 – A national multi-sector alliance of healthcare industry leaders, including Leavitt Partners, Facing Addiction with NCADD (The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence) and […]

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