How can healthcare organizations that were built on volume adapt to the arrival of a value-based reimbursement system?  To help answer that question, we’re continuing our four-part series on a new white paper by Allscripts Chief Medical Officers Doug Gentile, MD and Toby Samo, MD exploring the unique perspectives of pioneering Accountable Care Organizations. In this third part of the series, Drs. Gentile and Samo explore how ACO’s manage their relationship with payers. To read the white paper in its entirety, go to www.allscripts.com/ACOwhitepaper. Payers Key Takeaways: Negotiate uniform quality measures Get money every quarter Share outcomes with employers Medicare may be the 800 pound gorilla in healthcare but its sheer size kept it from moving as quickly on ACOs as commercial payers. In fact, according to Parie Garg, Ph.D., a consultant with Oliver Wyman’s healthcare practice, it was commercial payers who […]