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Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP)

After a Slow 2017, ACOs Grow and Expand Their Contracts in 2018

August 20th, 2018

A RevCycleIntelligence article entitled “After a Slow 2017, ACOs Grow and Expand Their Contracts in 2018” highlights the Leavitt Partners “Recent Progress in the Value Journey: Grown of ACOs and Value-Based Payment Models in 2018” Health Affairs blog. The article provides an overview of the blog’s major findings and takeaways and includes three of the […]

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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 Affairs Releases “Recent Progress in the Value Journey: Growth of ACOs and Value-Based Payment Models in 2018” Blog Post

August 14th, 2018

Salt Lake City, August 14, 2018 –Today, Health Affairs released “Recent Progress in the Value Journey: Grown of ACOs and Value-Based Payment Models in 2018,” a blog presenting figures on accountable care organization (ACO) and value-based payment (VBP) adoption from the past year and discusses the implications of these trends for the future. The post […]

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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, […]

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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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Heading For the Exit: Rather Than Face Risk, Many ACOs Could Leave

May 12th, 2018

David Muhlestein provided insights on ACOs assuming risk under the MSSP for a Modern Healthcare article entitled “Heading for the exit: Rather than face risk, many ACOs could leave.” “ACOs within (the Track 1) category have entered into the program but have not made substantive changes in how they deliver care,” David said. “Simply getting […]

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Medicare Shared Savings Program: Outcomes from the First Four Years

February 21st, 2018

In two original articles published in The American Journal of Accountable Care, the Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy and Leavitt Partners examine quality improvements and cost savings in the first four years of the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP), and suggest opportunities for system-wide improvement. The authors examined outcomes for ACOs over time using the […]

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More Medicare ACOs Will Take On Risk in 2018

January 10th, 2018

David Muhlestein provided his insights regarding ACOs taking on risk for a Modern Healthcare article entitled “More Medicare ACOs will take on risk in 2018.”

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