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COVID-19: The Lightning Rod is a Strategy Centered on Value

March 18th, 2020

Written by Bo Nemelka, Principal, and Brett Graham, Chief Strategy Officer, at Leavitt Partners The Lightning Rod is a Strategy Centered on Value A lightning rod is a metal rod placed on top of a building which is connected to the ground below to protect the building from being damaged by lightning strikes. When (not […]

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Torch Insight Launches a Unique Value-Based Centered Platform

March 5th, 2020

Torch Insight, a Leavitt Partners Company, launched three new modules within its health market analytics platform Torch Insight, to help health care stakeholders identify high-value provider networks, analyze clinical performance, and understand the intricate value-based arrangements in U.S. health care markets.

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Quality Measures: How do you know if you are paying for quality if you can’t properly measure it?

February 12th, 2020

Value-Based Payment (VBP) arrangements allow health care purchasers to align financial outcomes to quality clinical outcomes. Such arrangements are designed to drive improvements in health outcomes at multiple levels (i.e., individual, community, within a risk pool) and reduce the cost burden associated with treatment and prevention. Quality measurement is a central component to these arrangements—how […]

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Industry Voices—Building it right from the beginning: Measuring the impact of SDOH interventions

January 16th, 2020

Governor Leavitt co-authored an article in Fierce Healthcare entitled “Industry Voices—Building it right from the beginning: Measuring the impact of SDOH interventions,” which details a set of shared principles to help guide the development of social determinants of health measurement framework. Article here.

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Fewer ACOs signed up for MSSP—but more are taking on downside risk

January 15th, 2020

David Muhlestein was quoted in an Advisory Board article entitled “CMS: Fewer ACOs signed up for MSSP—but more are taking on downside risk,” providing insight on MSSP participation and overall ACO participation trends. Article here.

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Number of Medicare ACOs stays flat, but risk-taking increases

January 14th, 2020

David Muhlestein was quoted in an HFMA article entitled “Number of Medicare ACOs stays flat, but risk-taking increases,” providing insight on MSSP participation. Article here.

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Next Generation ACO model hasn’t saved money, study finds

January 14th, 2020

David Muhlestein was quoted in a Modern Healthcare article entitled “Next Generation ACO model hasn’t saved money, study finds,” providing insight into the new “Next Generation Accountable Care Organization Model Evaluation“. Article here.

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Participants continue to drop out of Medicare ACO program

January 13th, 2020

David Muhlestein was quoted in a Modern Healthcare article entitled “Participants continue to drop out of Medicare ACO program,” explaining that the lack of growth “doesn’t tell the whole story about what’s going on with ACOs”. Article here.

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