Patient-Centered Medical Homes Support Primary Care, ACO Success

ACOs that adopt patient engagement and patient-centered medical home principles see higher quality and cost savings, according to the PCPCC.

Could integrating the patient-centered medical home into accountable care organizations be the key to driving care quality and cost savings? According to one new report from the Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative (PCPCC), it could be.

The patient-centered medical home (PCMH) is an advanced primary care model defined by patient-centricity, increased patient access to care via health technology and open office hours, and coordinated, team-based care.

Accountable care organizations (ACOs) work to cut healthcare costs by driving better patient engagement, care access, and primary care. In delivering on those principles, ACOs should be able to keep patients healthier and reduce high-cost healthcare utilization.

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