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Social Determinants Matter, But Who Is Responsible?
The health impacts of the environments in which we live—our social determinants of health—are well documented. Clinical care accounts for only about 20 percent of health, while behaviors, physical environment, and social and economic factors determine the rest. The transition to value-based care increasingly requires the clinical setting to address these social determinants of health […]Read More >
Leavitt Partners to Present Research at AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting
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 […]Read More >
Micro-Hospitals: A Unique Opportunity to Deliver Care to Underserved Areas Amidst the Transition to Value
Micro-Hospitals Defined While the health care industry continues to shift from volume to value, costs of inpatient care continue to rise, averaging $2,346 per inpatient per day. Consequently, payers and providers are seeking new ways to reduce hospital length of stay (LOS) and deliver care at less costly locations. One such mechanism is the emerging […]Read More >
The Future of Medicare Telehealth Coverage: CBO Hesitates, Congress Inches Forward
As telehealth gains traction as a way to deliver health care, Medicare reimbursement remains a major obstacle to broad implementation due in part to scoring methodology from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO). Rather than decreasing health care costs, CBO’s scoring methodology assumes that telehealth increases utilization and therefore overall costs. Recent legislation on the Hill, […]Read More >
Regulatory Frameworks for Community Health Workers Programs
Health reforms in recent years have opened up the door to greater use of Community Health Workers (CHWs) due to their role in working with higher-risk populations.Read More >
Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+): Transformational Physician Managed Care
While primary care is the foundation for effective population health management, traditional reimbursement structures under fee-for-service (FFS) do not facilitate the delivery of high-quality primary care.Read More >
A Taxonomy of Accountable Care Organizations: Different Approaches to Achieve the Triple Aim
As providers begin to bear risk for defined populations, providers and payers have begun to change the way they deliver and pay for health care. Accountable care organizations (ACOs), in particular, have proliferated with the common goal to fulfill the triple aim of improved patient satisfaction, improved care and decreased health care costs. Though ACOs […]Read More >