Briefs & Reports

Empanelment in an Accountable Care Environment: IMPLEMENTATION GUIDE

Greg Vachon, MD
Lori Weiselberg

A foundation of both the Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) model of care and accountable care, “empanelment” is the process of creating and maintaining a relationship between each patient and a primary care provider (PCP). This document is a guide to implementing this foundational process in organizations that deliver primary care and are seeking to deliver on the triple aim of accountable care: improved health, better experience, and lower cost.