Focus on advanced primary care improves success of ACOs, study finds

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

"What do the most successful accountable care organizations (ACOs) have in common? A focus on primary care, according to a new study.

The report (PDF) released yesterday by the Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative (PCPCC) found that ACOs—which typically include a network of providers including specialists and hospitals who are accountable for a cohort of patients—achieved better results when they leverage advanced primary care models such as patient-centered medical homes (PCMH). 

The results included improved population health, lowered costs and enhanced patient experiences to a greater extent than those that did not focus on advanced primary care."

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