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Alternative Payment Models

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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Recent Progress In The Value Journey: Growth Of ACOs And Value-Based Payment Models In 2018

September 6th, 2018

A Becker’s Hospital Review article entitled “Medicare is driving ACO growth: 4 report findings” highlights four key findings for the “Recent Progress In The Value Journey: Growth Of ACOs And Value-Based Payment Models In 2018” Health Affairs Blog. The findings include: 1) There were 1,477 ACO contracts at the end of the first quarter of […]

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ACO Maturity Score

August 29th, 2018

As the market is broadly moving toward value-based care, it is important to develop tools to evaluate value-based models, understand different ACOs’ levels of engagement and experience with value-based care, and measure the readiness of individual organizations to successfully bear risk.

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Do Proposed Quality Payment Program Changes Support Specialists?

August 20th, 2018

A RevCycleIntelligence article entitled “Do Proposed Quality Payment Program Changes Support Specialists?” references the Leavitt Partners “Medicare Alternative Payment Models: Not Every Provider Has a Path Forward” white paper. The article states, “Despite a handful of specialty-focused alternative payment models, Medicare still only offers models to a limited number of provider types, Leavitt Partners found […]

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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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