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Alternative Payment Models

Medicaid ACOs on the Rise, but Differ Greatly Amongst States

August 20th, 2018

A Provider article entitled “Medicaid ACOs on the Rise, but Differ Greatly Amongst States” presents key findings and provides a brief overview of the four different types of Medicaid ACOs as described in the Leavitt Partners “Medicaid ACOs: Understanding Different State Approaches” white paper.

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After a Slow 2017, ACOs Grow and Expand Their Contracts in 2018

August 20th, 2018

A RevCycleIntelligence article entitled “After a Slow 2017, ACOs Grow and Expand Their Contracts in 2018” highlights the Leavitt Partners “Recent Progress in the Value Journey: Grown of ACOs and Value-Based Payment Models in 2018” Health Affairs blog. The article provides an overview of the blog’s major findings and takeaways and includes three of the […]

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Health Affairs Releases “Recent Progress in the Value Journey: Growth of ACOs and Value-Based Payment Models in 2018” Blog Post

August 14th, 2018

Salt Lake City, August 14, 2018 –Today, Health Affairs released “Recent Progress in the Value Journey: Grown of ACOs and Value-Based Payment Models in 2018,” a blog presenting figures on accountable care organization (ACO) and value-based payment (VBP) adoption from the past year and discusses the implications of these trends for the future. The post […]

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Medicaid ACOs: Understanding Different State Approaches

August 14th, 2018

Medicaid accountable care organizations (ACOs) differ from state to state. To understand these differences, Leavitt Partners developed a framework that explains four approaches states take to establish ACO programs. The framework considers the level of state engagement with the ACO based on whether a Medicaid managed care organization (MCO) exists in the state and the MCO’s degree of involvement. The framework can […]

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Health Care Markets: What Matters and Why

July 30th, 2018

Many factors, including rising health care costs, the transition to value-based payments, and technological innovations, are causing the health care landscape to change rapidly. Health care entities seeking to understand geographic market-level changes or to expand into new markets not only encounter an increasingly complex environment, but also must contend with the unique dynamics of […]

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Leavitt Partners Releases “Health Care Markets: What Matters and Why” White Paper

July 30th, 2018

Salt Lake City, July 30, 2018 –Today, Leavitt Partners released “Health Care Markets: What Matters and Why,” a white paper that provides a framework for health care entities to make evidence-based decisions on when, where, and how to start, expand, or invest their business. Amidst a rapidly changing health care environment, a health care market […]

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The Other Medicaid Drug Rebate News: Oklahoma’s State Plan Amendment

July 9th, 2018

On June 27, 2018, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) approved a state plan amendment (SPA) authorizing Oklahoma’s Medicaid program to enter into value-based purchasing arrangements with drug manufacturers. The new SPA permits the state to negotiate supplemental drug rebates based on performance and outcome benchmarks as part of a value-based contract, which […]

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ACOs and Other Value-Based Purchasing Models Have Yet to Cut Costs

June 27th, 2018

David Muhlestein provided insights regarding the three “What is Driving the Total Cost of Care?” white papers for a RevCycleIntelligence article entitled “ACOs and Other Value-Based Purchasing Models Have Yet to Cut Costs” and a FierceHealthcare article entitled “Report: Value-based payment models haven’t cut costs yet.” David told RevCycleIntelligence that, “Many healthcare providers began making […]

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