How can healthcare organizations that were built on volume adapt to the arrival of a value-based reimbursement system?  American providers, as well as payers, are struggling to find an answer to that critical question. When it comes to the Accountable Care Organization (ACO), the struggle generally takes two forms: either to jump in with both feet via a model such as the Medicare Pioneer ACO program, or to sit back and take a wait-and-see approach. In a new white paper, Allscripts Chief Medical Officers Doug Gentile, MD and Toby Samos, MD explore the unique perspectives of both types of organizations. The six organizations studied (each an Allscripts client) include two of the original 32 Pioneer ACOs; the nation’s largest commercial ACO; a major IDN that is pursuing its own ACO pathway; a large stand-alone hospital that has yet to take […]