WHITTIER – Authorities arrested a man in connection with a carjacking incident in which the victim chased down the person who stole his vehicle, Whittier police said Thursday. The incident began 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, when Whittier officers spotted two men fighting near the main gate of the Rose Hills Memorial Park & Mortuary. When they tried to stop the fight, one man got into a vehicle and drove off. Police later stopped the vehicle at Workman Mill Road and detained the driver. A short time later, several California Highway Patrol officers arrived. At that point it was determined that the man detained had earlier carjacked a Toyota pickup truck using a simulated handgun. The carjack victim had chased the man to Rose Hills, where the two fought. VFW post to host fundraiser tonight LA MIRADA – The Ladies Auxiliary from the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9148, 13932 Valley View Ave., will host a fundraiser dinner at 6 tonight. A pepper steak dinner will be served. A donation of $7 per person is requested. For more information, call (562) 941-4097. Church plans Walk for Life WHITTIER – The Whittier Life Center will host its 11th annual Walk For Life at 9 a.m. Saturday, beginning at St. Bruno’s Catholic Church, 15740 Citrustree Road. The walk will end at the Whittier Life Center, 7743 Painter Ave. A raffle and barbecue will be held following the walk. For more information, call (562) 693-8803. Fundraiser to benefit veterans SANTA FE SPRINGS – Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3752, 11912 Rivera Road, will hold a fundraiser dinner from 5:30 to 8 p.m. tonight. Corned beef and cabbage will be available for $5.95 per person. For more information, call (562) 698-9059. Register Monday for rec programs LA MIRADA – Registration for spring recreation classes offered by the city begins Monday. Classes range from arts and crafts to music to dance to sports and fitness. Several city sponsored trips also are planned. A listing of all the classes, trips and events can be found in the city’s La Mirada Living newsletter, available at City Hall, the Resource Center, the Activity Center and the Communty Gymnasium. For more information, call (562) 943-7277. Drive-in movie group to meet INDUSTRY – Beginning at 6:45 p.m. Saturday, fans of drive-in movies can share their favorite drive-in memories and view display items and videos at the Southern California Drive-in Movie Society’s first 2007 “Night Out” at the Vineland Drive-In, 443 N. Vineland Ave. Admission is $7.50 per person. Children 11 and younger are free with adult admission. For more information, call (626) 961-3416 after 6:30 p.m., or visit www.socaldims.com. La Mirada Easter egg hunt set LA MIRADA – The city’s annual Easter egg hunt will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 7 at La Mirada Regional Park, 13701 Adelfa Ave. The free family event will feature an egg hunt, arts and crafts, games, live music, face-painting and photos with the Easter Bunny. The event kicks off with a $4-per-person pancake breakfast put on the by local Kiwanis Club. For more information, call (562) 943-7277. – From staff reports 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Healthcare Finance: Dartmouth-Hitchcock To Exit Pioneer ACO Program Over Losses, Calls Model ‘Unsustainable’ Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center will abandon the Pioneer Accountable Care Organization program, the system confirmed Tuesday, after losing more than $3 million over the past two years in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid model. Instead, the ACO hopes to join CMS’s Next Generation ACO model in 2016. (Morse, 10/20) After $3 Million Loss, Dartmouth-Hitchcock To Leave Pioneer ACO Program The medical center says the Pioneer accountable care organization model is “unsustainable.” KHN also queries experts on whether they think ACOs are working. In August, Medicare officials released 2014 financial details showing that the so far the ACOs have not saved the government money. The 20 ACOs in the Pioneer program and the 333 in the shared savings program reported total savings of $411 million. But after paying bonuses, the ACOs recorded a net loss of $2.6 million to the Medicare trust fund, a fraction of the half a trillion dollars Medicare spends on the elderly and disabled each year. To help put this development in perspective, Kaiser Health News posed this question to several ACO experts: Three years in, the ACO program has many success stories, but it’s not yet saving Medicare money. Is it working? (10/21) Kaiser Health News: Are Medicare ACOs Working? Experts Disagree This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.