Dartmouth Hitchcock Built Medical Home on Road to ACO



Dartmouth Hitchcock Built Medical Home on Road to ACO

Dartmouth Hitchcock’s path to an accountable care organization began seven years ago, and along the way it created a patient-centered medical home model that is a cornerstone of accountable care. Dr. Barbara Walters, senior medical director, returned to HIN this month to share how Dartmouth Hitchcock’s participation in the CMS Physician Group Practice (PGP) demo has enabled it to greatly improve care and health outcomes while lowering cost.

Today, Dartmouth-Hitchcock (DH) operations include more than 1,000 physicians, 1.5 million outpatient visits and 7,500 employees. DH also boasts three different EMRs, a data warehouse, a patient portal and e-visit reimbursement.

Early on in the PGP demo, DH targeted patients with CHF, CAD, and diabetes; it then developed two ’super registries’ to monitor both chronic disease markers and preventive care needs in its population, Dr. Walters shared with participants in Leveraging Population Health Management To Meet Accountable Care Organization Efficiency Metrics, a June 1st webinar sponsored by the Healthcare Intelligence Network.

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Leveraging Population Health Management To Meet Accountable Care Organization Efficiency Metrics

From its new model sprung new roles that required training for nurses and case managers, with a focus on health coaching, motivational interviewing and bridging care across transitions.

Knowing how much doctors like data, DH created reports comparing its MDs’ performance with those of their peers, a process that sparked healthy competition among providers.

Dr. Walters also shared with webinar participants:

  • How DH has improved on the CMS model;
  • Additional concerns for programs with commercial payors;
  • Managing the process to identify gaps in care; and
  • Results to date for the programs it has in place.

You'll also get to listen to the question and answer session to hear DH's response to CMS’s pioneer ACO program, the new rules and responsibilities for the patient care team in this model, how to ensure that members of the care team are practicing at the top of their license, how DH's two super registries are being used and the payment methodology for care management in DH's pilot with Cigna.

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Cordially,

Melanie Matthews
Executive Vice President
The Healthcare Intelligence Network