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Health Policy

Medicaid Healthy Adult Opportunity Grants Raise Several Questions

March 3rd, 2020

On January 30, 2020, The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released its “Healthy Adult Opportunity” (HAO) initiative. CMS maintains that the initiative will provide states with more flexibility to improve the health of their Medicaid population while simultaneously advancing many priorities CMS has been pursuing. Many are characterizing the initiative as a “block […]

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2020 Health Care Investment Outlook

February 7th, 2020

Leavitt Partners hosted a series of investor roundtables at the January 2020 J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference in San Francisco. The roundtable discussions—with the election year top-of-mind—focused on the likely political scenarios and their implications for health care as well as the health investment outlook for 2020. Complete the form below to read a summary of […]

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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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How Are ACOs Prioritizing Palliative Care And Other Serious Illness Strategies?

January 7th, 2020

David Muhlestein assisted in authoring a Health Affairs blog entitled “How Are ACOs Prioritizing Palliative Care And Other Serious Illness Strategies?” which features the Leavitt Partners 2018 ACO Survey. Article here.

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Top healthcare leaders who worked for Trump, Obama, and Bush share the biggest healthcare developments of the 2010s

December 20th, 2019

Governor Leavitt was cited in a Business Insider article entitled “Top healthcare leaders who worked for Trump, Obama, and Bush share the biggest healthcare developments of the 2010s.” Article here.

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