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Accountable Care Organizations Are Increasingly Led by Physician Groups Rather Than Hospital Systems

May 14th, 2020

The American Journal of Managed Care (AJMC) released an article entitled “Accountable Care Organizations Are Increasingly Led by Physician Groups Rather Than Hospital Systems.” This article outlines the shift in accountable care organization (ACO) market leadership as physician group organizations have begun to lead the majority of new ACOs.

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New Analysis Explores Ways for Accountable Care Organizations to Reduce Costs Through Less Expensive Drugs for Age-Related Macular Degeneration

May 12th, 2020

A continuously monitored short-term outlook on where the next potential outbreak may occur is critical for successful strategic response.

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ACOs and Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD): Practice Patterns Impact Savings

May 12th, 2020

Accountable care organizations (ACOs) attempt to lower the cost of health care for a defined population while improving the quality of care that population receives. Reducing the total cost of care requires ACOs to implement both payment reform and delivery reform—changing payment models to align incentives for high-value care and shifting treatment to use resources […]

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Former Utah Governor and U.S. HHS Secretary Mike Leavitt Highlights the Need to Continuously Monitor a Three-Week Outlook on Where the Next Potential Outbreak May Occur

May 6th, 2020

A continuously monitored short-term outlook on where the next potential outbreak may occur is critical for successful strategic response.

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Leavitt Partners Insight Launches New Tool to Help Hospitals Rapidly Identify Resources and Capacity-Increasing Interventions to Enhance Their Operational Response to COVID-19

April 13th, 2020

Leavitt Partners Insight (LPI), provider of Torch Insight™, launched the COVID-19 Burden Index to track and measure the burden of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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COVID-19: The Lightning Rod is a Strategy Centered on Value

March 18th, 2020

Written by Bo Nemelka, Principal, and Brett Graham, Chief Strategy Officer, at Leavitt Partners The Lightning Rod is a Strategy Centered on Value A lightning rod is a metal rod placed on top of a building which is connected to the ground below to protect the building from being damaged by lightning strikes. When (not […]

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Torch Insight Launches a Unique Value-Based Centered Platform

March 5th, 2020

Torch Insight, a Leavitt Partners Company, launched three new modules within its health market analytics platform Torch Insight, to help health care stakeholders identify high-value provider networks, analyze clinical performance, and understand the intricate value-based arrangements in U.S. health care markets.

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Quality Measures: How do you know if you are paying for quality if you can’t properly measure it?

February 12th, 2020

Value-Based Payment (VBP) arrangements allow health care purchasers to align financial outcomes to quality clinical outcomes. Such arrangements are designed to drive improvements in health outcomes at multiple levels (i.e., individual, community, within a risk pool) and reduce the cost burden associated with treatment and prevention. Quality measurement is a central component to these arrangements—how […]

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