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David Muhlestein speaks on the practicality of physician-led ACOs in recent article

January 13th, 2021

Repertoire Magazine: David Muhlestein was featured extensively in a recent article in Repertoire Magazine on the effectiveness of affordable care organizations (ACOs). In the article, he is quoted discussing cost-savings benefits for physicians and Medicare patients through ACOs, the ability ACOs have to deliver high-quality care, and the superiority of physician-led ACOs compared to hospital […]

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Health Intelligence Partners September Tabletop: Driving Value Forward with Patients and Physicians

October 10th, 2019

On September 19, Leavitt Partners Health Intelligence Partners (HIP) hosted a tabletop discussion in Washington D.C. on driving value forward with patients and physicians. Tabletop discussions bring together stakeholders with varying perspectives and allow participants to consider how current government and market events may impact their organization’s strategic goals. In September’s tabletop, participants addressed the […]

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Preventing Chronic Disease in the Rising-Risk Population: Three Strategies for ACOs Before, During, and After the Patient Engages in the Clinical Care Setting

November 13th, 2018

In this paper, “Preventing Chronic Disease in the Rising-Risk Population: Three Strategies for ACOs Before, During, and After the Patient Engages in the Clinical Care Setting,” the American Medical Association (AMA) and Leavitt Partners offer strategies for health care organizations working within an alternative payment model to target the rising-risk population. These recommendations include: Identifying […]

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EHRs, Financial Instability Contribute to Physicians’ Pessimism

October 19th, 2018

A Modern Healthcare article entitled “EHRs, financial instability contribute to physicians’ pessimism” highlights a recently released Leavitt Partners publication, “Examining Physician Pessimism: 2017 Survey on Physicians’ Outlook on the Practice of Medicine.” The article states that Leavitt Partners’ chief research officer David Muhlestein and research manager Kerstin Edwards explains that, “as EMRs become more and […]

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Study Finds 40% of Doctors Pessimistic About Practice of Medicine

October 19th, 2018

A Healthcare Dive article entitled “Study finds 40% of doctors pessimistic about practice of medicine,” discussed findings from a recently released Leavitt Partners publication, “Examining Physician Pessimism: 2017 Survey on Physicians’ Outlook on the Practice of Medicine.” David Muhlestein, Leavitt Partners’ chief research officer and one of the authors of the paper, told Healthcare Dive […]

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Examining Pessimism Among Physicians: 2017 Survey on Physicians’ Outlook on the Practice of Medicine

October 18th, 2018

Physician satisfaction is an important component in the effort to improve health care access and quality and reduce costs. In a nationwide survey of 621 physicians, we found that 38 percent of physicians reported having a pessimistic outlook on the practice of medicine today. In this study, we identified physician characteristics that are correlated with […]

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Leavitt Partners Releases “Examining Pessimism Among Physicians: 2017 Survey on Physicians’ Outlook on the Practice of Medicine” White Paper

October 18th, 2018

Salt Lake City, October 18, 2018 –Today, Leavitt Partners released “Examining Pessimism Among Physicians: 2017 Survey on Physicians’ Outlook on the Practice of Medicine,” a white paper that investigates associations between certain physician characteristics and a pessimistic outlook on the practice of medicine. The paper discusses findings from a national survey of 621 physicians. Leavitt […]

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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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