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Medicare ACOs Have Achieved Savings in Providing Care to Patients with Multiple Conditions

Medicare ACOs Have Achieved Savings in Providing Care to Patients with Multiple Conditions

Until recently, little has been known about the effect of Medicare Accountable Care Organizations on overall spending, and whether they have been able to reduce the use of high-cost care settings. A new Dartmouth Institute study led by Carrie Colla finds that Medicare ACOs are making modest, yet increasing gains in these areas, particularly when it comes to treating patients with multiple conditions who are responsible for the greatest proportion of spending.

Some of the new Geisel grads celebrate after a memorable Class Day. (photo by Flying Squirrel)

Geisel Celebrates 85 New MD Graduates

At the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth’s annual Class Day ceremony on June 4, faculty, staff, students, and families celebrated the accomplishments of 85 new graduates of the school’s MD program.