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Shared Principles for Measuring Social Determinants of Health Interventions

June 20th, 2019

Washington, D.C., June 20, 2019—Today, the National Alliance to Impact the Social Determinants of Health (NASDOH) released a white paper entitled “Shared Principles for Measuring Social Determinants of Health Interventions.” This white paper outlines framing principles to guide social determinants of health (SDOH) measurement development that, if adopted, can help organizations and sectors work collaboratively to […]

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ACOs Could do More to Care for Seriously Ill Patients

June 3rd, 2019

Salt Lake City, June 3, 2019— Accountable care organizations (ACOs) have potential to care for the nation’s seriously ill patients at lower costs and improved quality, but few are taking steps to do so, according to new research  conducted by the Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy and Leavitt Partners. The research appears today in June […]

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Leavitt Partners Releases “No Evidence That ACO-Affiliated Hospitals Are Narrowing Their PAC Networks” White Paper

May 22nd, 2019

Salt Lake City, May 22, 2019—Today, Leavitt Partners released a white paper titled “No Evidence That ACO-Affiliated Hospitals are Narrowing Their PAC Networks.” This white paper details the findings from an analysis of Medicare claims data that was compared with Accountable Care Organization (ACO) affiliation data from Torch Insight™, a proprietary analytics platform and compendium […]

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A Uniquely American Health System

August 16th, 2018

As the United States continues to move toward a value-based health care system, significant challenges slow down our progress. Political pressure exists from all sides, incentives have yet to be appropriately aligned, and the pressing need to change stakeholder behavior remains a time-sensitive imperative. Solving these challenges requires going beyond admiring the challenges to implementing […]

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Health Care Markets: What Matters and Why

July 30th, 2018

Many factors, including rising health care costs, the transition to value-based payments, and technological innovations, are causing the health care landscape to change rapidly. Health care entities seeking to understand geographic market-level changes or to expand into new markets not only encounter an increasingly complex environment, but also must contend with the unique dynamics of […]

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Leavitt Partners Releases “Health Care Markets: What Matters and Why” White Paper

July 30th, 2018

Salt Lake City, July 30, 2018 –Today, Leavitt Partners released “Health Care Markets: What Matters and Why,” a white paper that provides a framework for health care entities to make evidence-based decisions on when, where, and how to start, expand, or invest their business. Amidst a rapidly changing health care environment, a health care market […]

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ACOs and Other Value-Based Purchasing Models Have Yet to Cut Costs

June 27th, 2018

David Muhlestein provided insights regarding the three “What is Driving the Total Cost of Care?” white papers for a RevCycleIntelligence article entitled “ACOs and Other Value-Based Purchasing Models Have Yet to Cut Costs” and a FierceHealthcare article entitled “Report: Value-based payment models haven’t cut costs yet.” David told RevCycleIntelligence that, “Many healthcare providers began making […]

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What’s Driving Health Care Costs?

June 27th, 2018

This morning, Health Affairs Blog published a post entitled “What’s Driving Health Care Costs?” that highlights major findings from the three mixed-methods studies conducted by Leavitt Partners, the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA), and McManis Consulting released on Monday. The article further examines why population-based VBP models are not yet lowering market-Level health care costs. […]

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