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States

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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Medicaid ACOs: Understanding Different State Approaches

August 14th, 2018

Medicaid accountable care organizations (ACOs) differ from state to state. To understand these differences, Leavitt Partners developed a framework that explains four approaches states take to establish ACO programs. The framework considers the level of state engagement with the ACO based on whether a Medicaid managed care organization (MCO) exists in the state and the MCO’s degree of involvement. The framework can […]

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The Other Medicaid Drug Rebate News: Oklahoma’s State Plan Amendment

July 9th, 2018

On June 27, 2018, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) approved a state plan amendment (SPA) authorizing Oklahoma’s Medicaid program to enter into value-based purchasing arrangements with drug manufacturers. The new SPA permits the state to negotiate supplemental drug rebates based on performance and outcome benchmarks as part of a value-based contract, which […]

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Interoperability a Challenge for State Health Departments, Paper Says

May 21st, 2018

The Leavitt Partners “Data Challenges and Opportunities: Leveraging Data Analytics, Interoperability, and Artificial Intelligence to Improve Outcomes for State Health and Human Services” white paper was featured in a Healthcare Dive article entitled “Interoperability a challenge for state health departments, paper says.” The article provides a few high-level findings and notes that the paper is […]

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States Could Utilize AI for Improved Healthcare Interoperability

May 21st, 2018

The Leavitt Partners “Data Challenges and Opportunities: Leveraging Data Analytics, Interoperability, and Artificial Intelligence to Improve Outcomes for State Health and Human Services” white paper was featured in an EHRIntelligence article entitled “States Could Utilize AI for Improved Healthcare Interoperability.” The article provides an overview of the paper’s major finding, including an overview of state […]

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Data Challenges and Opportunities

May 15th, 2018

State health and human services (HHS) enterprises encompass a diverse range of divisions that cover child and adult health, behavioral health, juvenile justice, and more. Although separate, these divisions overlap in the populations they serve. Data, particularly the ability to analyze and share data, can enable these different divisions to work together to improve outcomes. […]

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Leavitt Partners Releases “Data Challenges and Opportunities: Leveraging Data Analytics, Interoperability, and Artificial Intelligence to Improve Outcomes for State Health and Human Services” White Paper

May 15th, 2018

Salt Lake City, May 15, 2018 – Today, Leavitt Partners released “Data Challenges and Opportunities: Leveraging Data Analytics, Interoperability, and Artificial Intelligence to Improve Outcomes for State Health and Human Services.” The white paper examines current obstacles and efforts and discusses opportunities for state health and human services (HHS) enterprises to improve the health of […]

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Leavitt Partners Releases White Paper on “Value-Based Payment in Medicaid: Signals for States”

February 20th, 2018

Salt Lake City, February 20, 2018 –Today, Leavitt Partners released “Value-Based Payment in Medicaid: Signals for States,” a white paper that outlines the Trump administration’s key signals to date and how they might impact state value-based payment (VBP) efforts in 2018 and beyond.

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