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Accountable Care Organizations (ACO)

The term "accountable care organization" was first used at Dartmouth-Hitchcock, through the work of Dr. Elliott Fisher at The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy & Clinical Practice. Today the ACO has become the model for finding new ways to deliver and pay for health care, focusing on provider reimbursements tied to quality metrics and reductions in the total cost of care for an assigned population of patients.

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