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Social Determinants of Health

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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Paying for Poor Choices

October 23rd, 2018

Early this year former Treasury Secretary Larry Summers made a case for taxing sugary drinks and cigarettes to deter individuals from consuming products that lead to obesity and chronic disease. Taxing such products could gain importance as policy makers consider comprehensive coverage policies such as “Medicare for all.” The reason is based both on principle […]

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The National Alliance to impact the Social Determinants of Health Releases White Paper

September 11th, 2018

The National Alliance to impact the Social Determinants of Health Releases White Paper Defining their Action Plan to Address the Broad Underlying Inputs to Health Washington, D.C., September 11, 2018 – The National Alliance to impact the Social Determinants of Health (NASDOH), a group of stakeholders working to systematically and pragmatically build a common understanding […]

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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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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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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 […]

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