“Care management is the key to ACO success, but many healthcare organizations overlook the most fundamental factor in care coordination…an advanced system of primary care! ACO models involve many varied elements of care management, but without advanced primary care at the center of these systems, success can be disjointed. There are many misconceptions surrounding the advanced primary care model of care, which builds on the patient-centered medical model of healthcare. However, these newer primary care models serve as a foundation for ACO performance improvement, which clearly tie medical home strategies to financial success. Establishing advanced primary care as the focus of development is the key toward transforming care and meeting the ACO goals of improving quality and reducing costs.”
Consultant Sylvia Dochterman recently produced an article entitled, “Establishing the Basis for Accountable Care Organization Success,” that was featured in HealthITAnalytics.