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Care Delivery

Social Determinants Matter, But Who Is Responsible?

May 9th, 2018

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 […]

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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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Micro-Hospitals: A Unique Opportunity to Deliver Care to Underserved Areas Amidst the Transition to Value

June 14th, 2017

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 […]

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The Future of Medicare Telehealth Coverage: CBO Hesitates, Congress Inches Forward

June 8th, 2017

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, […]

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Improving Health Outcomes Through Prevention

October 27th, 2016

To succeed, value-based models need to broaden their focus to include identifying the rising-risk population and proactively incorporating interventions to prevent exacerbations of unmanaged chronic conditions.

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Regulatory Frameworks for Community Health Workers Programs

September 14th, 2016

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.

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Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+): Transformational Physician Managed Care

June 6th, 2016

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.

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A Taxonomy of Accountable Care Organizations: Different Approaches to Achieve the Triple Aim

June 16th, 2014

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 […]

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