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The Advantages of Medicare Advantage

July 19th, 2021

Managed Healthcare Executive: David Muhlestein was quoted in an article discussing the cost savings for beneficiaries in Medicare Advantage (MA) plans. Some say the cost per enrollee for the government is higher than that for traditional Medicare. David Muhlestein cautions against an overly rosy picture of MA. Because of the differences between MA and traditional […]

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Updated ACO and Value-Based Tracking Data is Now Available

June 17th, 2021

David Muhlestein, William K. Bleser, Robert S. Saunders, and Mark B. McClellan publish Health Affairs Blog “All-Payer Spread of ACOs and Value-Based Payment Models in 2021: The Crossroads and Future of Value-Based Care” Salt Lake City, June 17, 2021— Leavitt Partners and the Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy released “All-Payer Spread of ACOs and Value-Based […]

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Governor Leavitt, Rebecca Nielsen, and David Muhlestein in Health Affairs Blog Highlight Need for Aggregated Personal Investment When Addressing SDOH

June 14th, 2021

Health Affairs: Governor Leavitt, Rebecca Nielsen, and David Muhlestein recently authored a Health Affairs Blog, describing another approach to catalyze sustainable investment in social determinants of health (SDOH). They discussed how “aggregated personal investment” (API) can address SDOH in communities where cohesive multistakeholder groups don’t exist. They highlighted the need for SDOH investment but the […]

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David Muhlestein speaks on the practicality of physician-led ACOs in recent article

January 13th, 2021

Repertoire Magazine: David Muhlestein was featured extensively in a recent article in Repertoire Magazine on the effectiveness of affordable care organizations (ACOs). In the article, he is quoted discussing cost-savings benefits for physicians and Medicare patients through ACOs, the ability ACOs have to deliver high-quality care, and the superiority of physician-led ACOs compared to hospital […]

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Congratulations to David Muhlestein, recent addition to the AJMC editorial board

December 10th, 2020

AJMC: The American Journal of Accountable Care (AJMC) recently announced the addition of 9 new members to its editorial board, including David Muhlestein, chief strategy and chief research officer for Leavitt Partners. Congratulations and good luck to David in his new editorial position! Read the full article here.

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David Muhlestein co-authors a new study on Medicare ACO attribution methods

December 10th, 2020

AJMC: David Muhlestein, chief strategy and chief research officer for Leavitt Partners, recently co-authored a study on Medicare accountable care organization (ACO) attribution methods. The study examines patient survival rates and spending by Medicare for ACO populations based on whether the ACOs use prospective or retrospective claims-based attribution methods. Read the full article here.

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David Muhlestein featured in article about the continued success of the Medicare Shared Savings Program

October 20th, 2020

Health Affairs: David Muhlestein, chief strategy and chief research officer at Leavitt Partners, was featured in an article about the continued success of the Medicare Shared Savings Program. Read the article here.

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kxan: Several Williamson County hospitals approach ICU bed capacity

July 8th, 2020

kxan: David Muhlestein and the Leavitt Partners Insight COVID-19 Burden Index tool were highlighted in a recent article entitled “Several Williamson County hospitals approach ICU bed capacity”. Learn about the tool and read the full article here.

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