September 13, 2016

In its quest to improve health care quality and cut costs, the Obama administration has urged doctors and hospitals to band together as part of Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) — a model devised by researchers at Dartmouth College. But Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health System, the main teaching hospital for Dartmouth’s medical school, has abandoned the model, citing mounting financial losses in the federal program.


ACO News is a feature of the Medicaid Accountable Care Organization Resource Center, an online collection of tools designed to help Medicaid agencies develop and launch accountable care organizations.