Core Physicians is now the owner and sole participant of the NH Cares ACO

Starting January 1, 2022, Core Physicians is the owner and sole participant of the NH Cares Accountable Care Organization (ACO), a non-profit organization, focused on improving health outcomes and lowering the cost trend of our attributed Medicare Fee-For-Service (FFS) population.  Accountable Care Organizations are groups of doctors, hospitals, and other health care providers, who come together voluntarily to give coordinated high quality care to their Medicare patients.

The ACO is dedicated to promoting improved care coordination, improving patient outcomes and creating a collaborative environment with community partners for our estimated 8,000 Medicare FFS beneficiaries in the program.  This approach ensures patients receive high quality, appropriate care from the right provider at the right time by identifying and addressing problems early while also aiming to reduce avoidable Medicare expenditures.

Core Physicians, LLC has a long history of participating in Alternative Payment Models (APMs) such as our participation in the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) dating back to 2014.  Taking ownership of the NH Cares ACO is part of our organizational strategy and it continues our journey to better understand how we can deliver improved health outcomes and greater value to our patient populations.

Learn more about the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP):  Shared Savings Program | CMS


The mission of Core Physicians is to improve the health of the community.  This mission will be accomplished without compromising Core Physicians’ sustainability principally by the provision of health services and information to the community in collaboration with Exeter Health Resources’ other affiliates which share this mission.


Core Physicians will be recognized as the leader and innovator in its service offerings.  That leadership recognition will be derived from the vital and collective relationships formed with patients, colleagues, and the community, and from the commitment and capabilities of each staff member endeavoring to accomplish Core Physicians’ mission.

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