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.
Retiring as President and CEO of Dartmouth-Hitchcock, New Hampshire's only academic medical center, Dr. James Weinstein will step down in June.
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 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.
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.
Dr. James Weinstein, CEO of Dartmouth-Hitchcock health system in Lebanon, N.H., and a spine surgeon, was deeply involved in the deliberations leading up to the Affordable Care Act. He continues to press for delivery-system change.
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Dr. James Weinstein, CEO of Dartmouth-Hitchcock health system, was deeply involved in the deliberations leading up to the Affordable Care Act, and he continues to press for delivery-system change. In an interview with Modern Healthcare editor Merrill Goozner, he discusses a book he recently...
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.
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.
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 Massachusetts providers Steward Health Care System and Mount Auburn Cambridge Independent Practice Association have withdrawn.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 Medical Center has pulled out of the Medicare Pioneer accountable care organization initiative, which has lost nearly half of its 32 original participants.
Dartmouth-Hitchcock, Elliot Health System and Frisbie Memorial Hospital will jointly own a new company with Harvard Pilgrim Health Care that will share clinical information and financial risk for 80,000 New Hampshire patients.