A patient-centered medical home is the engine of an accountable care organization--and the core duties of the home are not as complex as may be envisioned. But changing behaviors of providers and patients is the tricky part.

Those are insights that a participating federally qualified health center shared during the ACO Symposium at HIMSS14. The core duties of a medical home, said Raymond Fusco, COO at Manatee County Rural Health Services in Florida, are to improve the patient experience, improve the health of specific populations and reduce per capita cost of care. 

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