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Alternative Payment Models

Increasing Physician Frustration with Lack of Models

September 13th, 2017

HFMA article entitled “Increasing Physician Frustration with Lack of Models” references the Leavitt Partners “Medicare Alternative Payment Models: Not Every Provider Has a Path Forward” white paper and includes commentary from David Muhlestein.

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

September 11th, 2017

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has shown significant support for the development of Alternative Payment Models (APMs).

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Leavitt Partners Releases “Medicare Alternative Payment Models: Not Every Provider Has a Path Forward” White Paper

September 11th, 2017

Salt Lake City, September 11, 2017 –  Alternative Payment Models (APMs) have gained bipartisan support as a medium to produce the health care delivery transformations necessary to decrease health care costs and increase the quality of care. Today, Leavitt Partners released a new white paper, “Medicare Alternative Payment Models: Not Every Provider Has a Path […]

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Using Alternative Payment Models to Address Health Care Disparities

August 8th, 2017

In the U.S., a person’s health status is impacted by a variety of factors such as race/ethnicity, disability status, socioeconomic status, age, gender, sexual orientation, geography, and more. These differences in society are linked to inequalities in health status that are referred to as health care disparities. The CDC defines health disparities as “preventable differences […]

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The Medicare-Medicaid ACO Model: Addressing Dual Eligibles’ Costs

July 17th, 2017

Dual eligibles, individuals enrolled in both Medicare and Medicaid, are among the highest-need, highest cost patients in the United States. Although it is difficult to determine the exact number of dual eligibles, a 2012 Kaiser Family Foundation report estimates that dual eligibles comprise 21 percent of the Medicare population and 15 percent of the Medicaid […]

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Predicting ACO Commitment: Is Accountable Care a One-Night-Stand or Marriage Material?

July 14th, 2017

 Where Are ACOs Headed? At this pivotal time in the accountable care movement, future ACO growth will determine whether accountable care moves from a series of exploratory programs toward mainstream adoption across the country. A significant contributor to future growth is the success of today’s ACOs and their continued involvement in the ACO model, which […]

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Dual Eligibles: Lessons Learned & Future Implications

June 28th, 2017

Dual-eligible enrollees account for a disproportionately sizeable proportion of spending in both Medicare and Medicaid programs. However, until recently, these nearly 11.5 million[i] enrollees have not been in the spotlight in discussions regarding the move toward value-based payments.

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Leavitt Partners to Present Research at AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting

June 23rd, 2017

Salt Lake City, June 23, 2017 — Leavitt Partners is pleased to announce that the firm will present 10 research posters and provide three presentations, supported by eleven researchers, at the AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting (ARM) in New Orleans, LA June 25-27, 2017. The ARM is the premier forum for health services research, with a […]

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