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Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)

Medicare ACO Results for 2018: More Downside Risk Adoption, More Savings, and All ACOs Types Now Averaging Savings

October 28th, 2019

A Health Affairs article entitled “Medicare ACO Results for 2018: More Downside Risk Adoption, More Savings, and All ACOs Types Now Averaging Savings,” co-authored by David Muhlestein, highlights Leavitt Partners Torch Insight data. Article here.

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Health systems explore decoupling hospital chargemaster from Medicare payments

October 25th, 2019

Becker’s Healthcare released “Health systems explore decoupling hospital chargemaster from Medicare payments,” highlighting the Chargemaster Alternatives for Medicare Payment Alliance organized by the Healthcare Financial Management Association and Leavitt Partners. Article here.

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Driven by Decline in Medicare Contracts, ACO Participation Dips

October 25th, 2019

Revcycle Intelligence published an article entitled “Driven by Decline in Medicare Contracts, ACO Participation Dips,” highlighting the recent Health Affairs blog post which includes Torch Insight data provided by Leavitt Partners. Article here.

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TraceLink Demonstrates Continued Success in Helping Companies Across the Pharmaceutical Supply Chain with their DSCSA Compliance Journey

October 25th, 2019

Cision PR Newswire recently released “TraceLink Demonstrates Continued Success in Helping Companies Across the Pharmaceutical Supply Chain with their DSCSA Compliance Journey,” which highlights the new governance organization for DSCSA interoperability proposed by the Pharmaceutical Distribution Security Alliance (PDSA). Article here.

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HHS Endorses Alternative Payment Model for Emergency Medicine

October 25th, 2019

Revcycle Intelligence’s article “HHS Endorses Alternative Payment Model for Emergency Medicine” notes Leavitt Partners research which places emphasis on CMS creating alternative payment models (APMs) for specialists. Article here.

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More ACOs taking on downside risk, analysis finds

October 25th, 2019

Becker’s Healthcare published an article entitled “More ACOs taking on downside risk, analysis finds,” regarding the recent Health Affairs blog which highlights Leavitt Partners and Torch Insight. Article here.

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Health Intelligence Partners: Market Signals Briefing October Webinar

October 24th, 2019

On October 16, Leavitt Partners held a Market Signals Briefing webinar as part of a bimonthly series produced by Health Intelligence Partners (HIP). Designed to provide health care stakeholders with timely perspectives on current market events and to identify what matters, HIP Market Signals Briefings bring experts together to sift through the noise in the […]

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CMS Report: ACOs Save Billions for Medicare

October 4th, 2019

MedPage Today published “CMS Report: ACOs Save Billions for Medicare,” highlighting insight from David Muhlestein, chief research officer at Leavitt Partners, regarding the CMS report released on September 30, 2019. View the article here.

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