New research from The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, published this week in JAMA Network Open, finds that Accountable Care Organization (ACO)-reported care management and coordination activities were not associated with improved outcomes or lower spending for patients with complex needs.
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Findings from a new study conducted by a team of researchers at Dartmouth’s Geisel School of Medicine and published in the July issue of Health Affairs, shows that while the number and variety of contracts held by ACOs have increased dramatically in recent years, the proportion of those bearing downside risk has seen only modest growth.
Carrie Colla, an associate professor at The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, has been chosen to participate in the 2017-2018 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Fellows program.
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.
A recent study led by Dartmouth Institute researchers finds that while the majority of physicians surveyed felt that doctors had a responsibility to control costs, less than half reported having a firm understanding of the costs of tests and procedures to the health care system.
Health Affairs Blog – A blog post written by Carrie Colla, assistant professor of the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice at Geisel; Elliott Fisher, director and professor of the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice at Geisel; Scott Heiser, policy analyst; and Emily Tierny, health policy fellow. In the post, they examine the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ recent changes to the Medicare Shared Savings Program, and accountable care organization’s (ACO) concerns about how the financial targets, which determine whether an ACO is successful at saving or guilty of overspending, are determined under the new requirements.
Recent growth in health care spending for commercially insured individuals is due primarily to increases in prices for medical services, rather than increased use, according to a new study led by researchers at The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy & Clinical Practice, published today in the American Journal of Managed Care.