Bending the Cost Curve? Results from a Comprehensive Primary Care Payment Pilot

Publication date: 
December, 2013
Commonwealth Fund

In a patient-centered medical home (PCMH), clinicians work together in a team to provide patients with coordinated, comprehensive, and continuous care. One method of reimbursing medical homes for the care they provide is “bundled payments”—lump sums that cover all primary care services needed by patients in a given year. Previous studies indicate that the combination of PCMHs and bundled payments holds promise for saving money and improving the quality of primary care.

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