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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.

Dennis McCullough Passes

Dennis McCullough Passes

We are so saddened to inform you that Dennis McCullough, MD died unexpectedly, Friday June 3rd in Bar Harbor, Maine while attending a conference.

Dennis was a beloved and deeply engaged member of both the Department of Community and Family Medicine and the larger Upper Valley community for over thirty years as a practicing family physician and geriatrician.