A tale of two accountable care organizations

A tale of two accountable care organizations

By Elizabeth Whitman  |  February 04, 2017

The accountable care organization is loosely defined as a collection of doctors, hospitals and other providers who agree to take financial responsibility for the quality of care. Proponents argue they have great potential to improve healthcare value.

Dartmouth-Hitchcock CEO Weinstein to retire next year

Dartmouth-Hitchcock CEO Weinstein to retire next year

By Shelby Livingston  |  December 05, 2016

Dr. James Weinstein, a spine surgeon, became CEO in 2011. He also leads the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, which researches reasons for price variation in healthcare costs. Weinstein also was involved in crafting the Affordable Care Act.

Data Points for October, 10, 2016

Data Points for October, 10, 2016

By Modern Healthcare  |  October 08, 2016

Data Points for the week of Oct. 10, 2016, covered the following topics: Health environmental policies on energy, energy conservation, renewable energy, daily water consumption per hospital bed, savings from reprocessing medical devices and hospital's share of commercial energy use.

Dartmouth-Hitchcock layoffs raise worry about state hospital

By Associated Press  |  September 11, 2016

New Hampshire state officials say they're dismayed by an announcement of big layoffs at a major hospital two days after they awarded it a $36.5 million contract to run the state psychiatric facility.

Medicare's new ACO model preps providers for insurance ventures

By Bob Herman  |  January 14, 2016

Hospitals and doctors have expressed a clear willingness to start their own Medicare Advantage plans. The latest iteration of Medicare's accountable care experiment paves the way for more of them to head in that direction.

CMS 'very close' to announcing returning ACOs

By Melanie Evans  |  December 12, 2015

The CMS is expected to soon share news about accountable care organizations, the Affordable Care Act's largest test of new payment models that aim to improve care quality at lower costs.

Two more Pioneer ACOs exit as new CMS model emerges

By Melanie Evans  |  November 04, 2015

Medicare's most ambitious accountable care effort will enter its final year with half the participants that began the program. Massachusetts providers Steward Health Care System and Mount Auburn Cambridge Independent Practice Association have withdrawn.

Dartmouth-Hitchcock exits Medicare's Pioneer ACO program

By Melanie Evans  |  October 20, 2015

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center is the latest to pull out of the CMS Innovation Center's Pioneer ACO initiative, Medicare's earliest and most aggressive test of accountable care, which has lost nearly half its initial cohort.


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