Advanced Primary Care Called Key to ACO Success

Researchers find synergies that help accountable care organizations with advanced primary care physicians succeed financially and deliver high-quality care

This article summarizes the findings in PCPCC's 2018 Evidence Report. 

Advanced primary care boosts the savings rate and quality performance of accountable care organizations, researchreleased this week says.

Researchers found a symbiotic relationship between ACOsand advanced primary care models such as patient-centered medical homes, the report says.

"Systems that already provided advanced primary care had a strong foundation on which to build an ACO, while becoming an ACO helped advanced primary care systems succeed by encouraging structural changes that align well with the PCMH model."

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