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Alternative Payment Models

Assessing Current and Expected Growth of Alternative Payment Models: A Look at the Bold New Goals for Downside Risk

November 18th, 2019

Ambitious Goals for the Future of Value The Health Care Payment Learning & Action Network (HCP-LAN or LAN) recently released aggressive new goals for moving the broader market from fee-for-service (FFS) to value-based payment (VBP). The new goals aim to shift all Medicare payments and half of Medicaid and commercial health care payments into downside-risk […]

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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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Health systems explore decoupling hospital chargemaster from Medicare payments

October 25th, 2019

Becker’s Healthcare released “Health systems explore decoupling hospital chargemaster from Medicare payments,” highlighting the Chargemaster Alternatives for Medicare Payment Alliance organized by the Healthcare Financial Management Association and Leavitt Partners. 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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HHS Endorses Alternative Payment Model for Emergency Medicine

October 25th, 2019

Revcycle Intelligence’s article “HHS Endorses Alternative Payment Model for Emergency Medicine” notes Leavitt Partners research which places emphasis on CMS creating alternative payment models (APMs) for specialists. Article here.

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Health Intelligence Partners: Market Signals Briefing August Webinar

August 30th, 2019

Leavitt Partners held a Market Signals Briefing webinar on August 21 as part of a continuing bimonthly webinar series produced by Health Intelligence Partners (HIP). Designed to provide health care stakeholders with timely perspectives on current market events and to identify what matters, HIP Market Signals Briefings bring experts together to sift through the noise […]

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2019 Leavitt Partners Annual Strategy Conference Recap

August 12th, 2019

This week we would like to highlight the Leavitt Partners Annual Strategy Conference, which took place August 1-2 in Chicago. The almost 200 representatives—including health system leaders, strategists from health care solutions companies, and C-suite level decision makers from pharmaceutical and payer organizations—gathered to discuss a strategic framework, key information & perspectives, as well as […]

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