This is a report from a convening in September 201o sponsored by The Commonwealth Fund, Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, and Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative and funded by Pfizer. The report was prepared by Health2 Resources and funded by the Milbank Memorial Fund.
The report is one of the clearest descriptions of how primary care practices that transform themselves into patient-centered medical homes are vital to the success of accountable care organizations that seek health care value through improved quality and reduced costs. The one-day convening prioritized patient-centered access, care coordination, health information technology, and payment reforms as the four themes that will drive health care value in both patient-centered medical homes and accountable care organizations. The participants developed recommendations for policy actions, demonstration projects, and research that can be implemented to further support each of these value-driving elements.