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Alternative Payment Models

Value-Based Payment in Medicaid: Signals for States

February 20th, 2018

During the first year of the Trump administration, states have grappled with many unanswered questions regarding the new administration’s views on value-based payments (VBPs) and how it would approach state-led or Medicaid based payment reform initiatives.

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The State of Health Care Today: How Physicians, Consumers, and Employers View Health Care Costs, Outcomes, and Reform Efforts

January 29th, 2018

As health care spending in the U.S. reaches unsustainable levels, the value-based reform movement seeks to rein in costs and improve quality.

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More Medicare ACOs Will Take On Risk in 2018

January 10th, 2018

David Muhlestein provided his insights regarding ACOs taking on risk for a Modern Healthcare article entitled “More Medicare ACOs will take on risk in 2018.”

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Growth Of ACOs And Alternative Payment Models In 2017

November 2nd, 2017

Leavitt Partners “Growth Of ACOs And Alternative Payment Models In 2017” Health Affairs Blog was referenced in a RevCycleIntelligence article entitled “29% of Healthcare Payments Under Alternative Payment Models.”

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Coordinated Care Models Save Medicare Big Bucks

October 27th, 2017

David Muhlestein commented on the most recent Shared Savings and Pioneer ACO model results for a Bloomberg BNA article entitled “Coordinated Care Models Save Medicare Big Bucks.”

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Specialty Societies to MedPAC: MIPS Should Stay Put

October 26th, 2017

Medicare Alternative Payment Models: Not Every Provider Has a Path Forward

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Delivery System Reform Hampers ACO Progress on Risk-Based Contracts

October 10th, 2017

A Modern Healthcare article entitled “Delivery system reform hampers ACO progress on risk-based contracts” cites the Leavitt Partners and NAACOS “The 2017 ACO Survey: What Do Current Trends Tell Us About The Future Of Accountable Care?”

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National Association of ACOs and Leavitt Partners Release 2017 Annual ACO Survey Results

October 4th, 2017

Washington, D.C., October 4, 2017 — Today the National Association of ACOs (NAACOS) and Leavitt Partners released the results from their first Annual ACO Survey in a Health Affairs article entitled “The 2017 Annual ACO Survey: What Do Current Trends Tell Us About The Future of Accountable Care.”

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