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Engagement of Accountable Care Organizations in Acute Care Redesign: Results of a National Survey

June 14th, 2018

David Muhlestein and five other researchers, led by Michelle Lin, conducted a national survey of ACOs to determine how ACOs are prioritizing redesign of emergency and acute unscheduled care. The findings from the study were published in a Journal of General Internal Medicine article entitled “Engagement of Accountable Care Organizations in Acute Care Redesign: Results […]

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Does Hospital Participation in Accountable Care Organizations Improve Quality of Care?

June 6th, 2018

Using data from 17 states, David Muhlestein and researchers from Virginia Commonwealth University, led by Askar Chukmaitov, evaluated quality performance of hospitals participating in Medicare Shared Savings and Pioneer Accountable Care Organization (ACO) programs relative to nonparticipating hospitals. The authors specifically studied preventable hospitalizations for conditions sensitive to high-quality ambulatory care and 30-day all-cause readmissions […]

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Doctors Say Social Determinants Matter to Patient Health, But Not Their Responsibility

May 12th, 2018

Read FierceHealthcare’s article entitled “Doctors say social determinants matter to patient health, but not their responsibility.”

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Most Physicians Say Addressing Social Determinants Of Health Isn’t Their Job

May 10th, 2018

The Leavitt Partners “Social Determinants Matter, But Who Is Responsible? 2017 Physician Survey on Social Determinants of Health” white paper was featured in a Modern Healthcare article entitled “Most physicians say addressing social determinants of health isn’t their job.” The article provides an overview of physicians’ opinions regarding various services – including assistance obtaining affordable […]

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Leavitt Partners Releases “Social Determinants Matter, But Who Is Responsible? 2017 Physician Survey on Social Determinants of Health” White Paper

May 9th, 2018

Salt Lake City, May 9, 2018 –Today, Leavitt Partners released, “Social Determinants Matter, But Who Is Responsible? 2017 Physician Survey on Social Determinants of Health,” a white paper that examines physician attitudes towards social determinants of health (SDOH), current barriers to addressing SDOH in the clinical environment, and recommendations for how to consider patients’ social […]

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Social Determinants Matter, But Who Is Responsible?

May 9th, 2018

The health impacts of the environments in which we live—our social determinants of health—are well documented. Clinical care accounts for only about 20 percent of health, while behaviors, physical environment, and social and economic factors determine the rest. The transition to value-based care increasingly requires the clinical setting to address these social determinants of health […]

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Leavitt Partners Releases “Assessing Provider Partnerships for Accountable Care Organizations”

March 12th, 2018

Salt Lake City, March 12, 2018 – Strategic provider partnerships are critical for an accountable care organization’s (ACO) economic survival and can add significant value for the consumer. In the March edition of Managed Care Leavitt Partners provides a framework for ACOs to assess individual partners and to determine the types of providers with whom […]

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Leavitt Partners’ Torch Insight Launches New Resource to Project Physicians Leaving Active Practice

March 7th, 2018

Salt Lake City, March 7, 2018 –Today, Torch InsightTM, Leavitt Partners’ data platform that provides deep insights into health care markets and organizational characteristics of industry sectors, announced a new resource that allows users to see market- and practice-level projections of how many physicians, by specialty, will leave practices in coming years. This new adaptation […]

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