PCPCC Releases Evidence Report

Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative (PCPCC) recently published their 2018 Evidence Report. This report takes a close look at how Patient-Centered Medical Homes (PCMHs) and Accountable Care Organization (ACOs) function together.

Notable findings include the following:

  • Medicare ACOs with a higher proportion of PCMH primary care physicians were more likely to generate savings
  • Medicare ACOs with a higher proportion of PCMH primary care physicians demonstrated higher quality scores, including on a significant number of process and outcome measures
 
”   In summary, a review of published evidence, expert opinions, and secondary data analysis suggests the interdependence of advanced primary care models (such as the PCMH) and ACOs in achieving improved population health, lower costs, and better patient experiences in health care…Given these results and the desire of policy makers and accountable health system leaders to derive increasingly better results from delivery and payment transformation, policies that encourage a strong primary care orientation for ACOs should be considered.