Physician Group Practice Demonstration Project

Dartmouth Hitchcock Clinics is among 10 physician groups selected by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to participate in the ongoing pay-for-performance initiative for physicians.

The two-year demonstration project, which began on January 1, 2011, will study whether improving care in a proactive and coordinated manner also reduces costs.

We will apply care management practices and programs with commercially managed care enrollees to Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries. Disease management initiatives will focus on patient outreach and education surrounding preventive care services and follow-up for targeted chronic disease programs. Disease management and case management programs will focus on congestive heart failure, diabetes, coronary artery disease, hypertension, advanced pulmonary disease, and beneficiaries with high-cost or complex medical conditions.

Please contact Sheila Johnson, RN, via email at, with any questions.