Patient-centered medical home development is a key strategy for improving primary care, leading to better outcomes and lower costs, according to Melinda Abrams, vice president of the Commonwealth Fund in New York City and director of its Patient-Centered Coordinated Care program. Abrams said at an Alliance for Health Reform panel briefing that "accessible, coordinated, team-based, proactive medical care" is needed for other delivery and payment reform efforts to succeed.

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