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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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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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A Uniquely American Health System

August 16th, 2018

As the United States continues to move toward a value-based health care system, significant challenges slow down our progress. Political pressure exists from all sides, incentives have yet to be appropriately aligned, and the pressing need to change stakeholder behavior remains a time-sensitive imperative. Solving these challenges requires going beyond admiring the challenges to implementing […]

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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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