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Health Affairs Releases “Half A Decade In, Medicare Accountable Care Organizations Are Generating Net Savings” A Two-Part Health Affairs Blog
Washington, DC, September 21, 2018 – A Medicare program begun in 2012 to coordinate health care and be accountable for patients’ health saved Medicare $313 million in 2017, the first time the program generated net savings for the federal government, a two-part blog post released Thursday and Friday by Health Affairs reports. The post, by […]
The National Alliance to impact the Social Determinants of Health Releases White Paper
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 […]
Medicaid Expansion Finds Grass-Roots Support in Conservative Utah
Andrew Croshaw provided commentary on Utah’s Medicaid expansion ballot initiative for a New York Times article entitled “Medicaid Expansion Finds Grass-Roots Support in Conservative Utah.” “Polls suggest that the ballot measure is likely to pass,” said Andrew Croshaw, the chief executive of Leavitt Partners, a health care consulting firm founded by former Gov. Michael O. […]
Recent Progress In The Value Journey: Growth Of ACOs And Value-Based Payment Models In 2018
A Becker’s Hospital Review article entitled “Medicare is driving ACO growth: 4 report findings” highlights four key findings for the “Recent Progress In The Value Journey: Growth Of ACOs And Value-Based Payment Models In 2018” Health Affairs Blog. The findings include: 1) There were 1,477 ACO contracts at the end of the first quarter of […]
ACO Maturity Score
As the market is broadly moving toward value-based care, it is important to develop tools to evaluate value-based models, understand different ACOs’ levels of engagement and experience with value-based care, and measure the readiness of individual organizations to successfully bear risk.
Do Proposed Quality Payment Program Changes Support Specialists?
A RevCycleIntelligence article entitled “Do Proposed Quality Payment Program Changes Support Specialists?” references the Leavitt Partners “Medicare Alternative Payment Models: Not Every Provider Has a Path Forward” white paper. The article states, “Despite a handful of specialty-focused alternative payment models, Medicare still only offers models to a limited number of provider types, Leavitt Partners found […]
Medicaid ACOs on the Rise, but Differ Greatly Amongst States
A Provider article entitled “Medicaid ACOs on the Rise, but Differ Greatly Amongst States” presents key findings and provides a brief overview of the four different types of Medicaid ACOs as described in the Leavitt Partners “Medicaid ACOs: Understanding Different State Approaches” white paper.
After a Slow 2017, ACOs Grow and Expand Their Contracts in 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 […]