Our Latest Thinking

We are constantly scanning the health care market for new and interesting developments; then we write about them here. Check out our latest thinking.

Hospitals

How Addressing Social Determinants of Health Cuts Healthcare Costs

June 25th, 2018

A RevCycleIntelligence article entitled “How Addressing Social Determinants of Health Cuts Healthcare Costs” cites the Leavitt Partners “Social Determinants Matter, But Who Is Responsible?” white paper. The article states, “Providers in a recent Leavitt Partners survey cited insufficient appointment time and lack of compensation as top barriers to addressing SDOHs. Fee-for-service payments do not reimburse […]

Read More >

What is Driving Total Cost of Care?

June 25th, 2018

In a combined quantitative and qualitative analysis of factors that may be influencing total cost of care in healthcare markets across the United States, researchers from the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA), Leavitt Partners, and McManis Consulting found that: The penetration of population-based value-based payment (VBP) models is not yet having an impact on curbing growth in total cost of care. […]

Read More >

Executive Summary — What is Driving Total Cost of Care?

June 25th, 2018

In a combined quantitative and qualitative analysis of factors that may be influencing total cost of care in healthcare markets across the United States, researchers from the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA), Leavitt Partners, and McManis Consulting found that: The penetration of population-based value-based payment (VBP) models is not yet having an impact on curbing growth in total cost of care. […]

Read More >

Growth of Population-Based Payments is Not Associated With a Decrease in Market-Level Cost Growth, Yet

June 25th, 2018

This paper examines whether the magnitude of population-based value-based payment (VBP) models is associated with decreased spending and increased quality at the market level. Using Medicare claims Limited Data Set (LDS) for 2012-2015 and Truven Health MarketScan Commerical Database for 2012-2014, we conducted growth curve modeling and fixed effects regression analyses to examine whether the […]

Read More >

Market Factors Associated with Medicare Costs and Cost Growth

June 25th, 2018

Medicare costs in the United States are high and the rate of cost growth is increasing. However, there is significant variability between markets in per-beneficiary costs and the rate of cost growth. We used a variety of public and private data sources to assess which market factors were associated with market-level per-beneficiary costs and cost growth. Taken together, […]

Read More >

Social Determinants a System Issue

June 22nd, 2018

A Becker’s Hospital Review article featuring a Q&A with leaders from the Navvis and Thomas Jefferson University’s College of Population Health have partnership for the nation’s first private sector-supported academic chair in population health includes a question citing the Leavitt Partners “Social Determinants Matter, But Who Is Responsible?” white paper. The question states, “Leavitt Partners […]

Read More >

Leavitt Partners to Present Research at AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting

June 22nd, 2018

Salt Lake City, June 22, 2018 — Leavitt Partners is pleased to announce that the firm will present 12 research posters at the AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting in Seattle, WA June 24-26, 2018. The Annual Research Meeting (ARM) is the premier forum for health services research, with a program designed specifically for health services researchers, […]

Read More >

Addressing Social Determinants: We’re All in This Together

June 14th, 2018

A U.S. News & World Report article entitled “Addressing Social Determinants: We’re All in This Together” references the Leavitt Partners “Social Determinants Matter, But Who is Responsible?” white paper. The article states, “According to a new survey from Leavitt Partners, nearly half of doctors reported their patients would benefit from food assistance, affordable housing and transportation to […]

Read More >