>”Meaningful Use” Finally Defined

> It is widely recognized that the widespread use of the electronic health record is inevitable. We believe it will improve the quality of care if used appropriately… and that it is necessary to accomplish our goal of clinical integration. In order to incentivize the use of an electronic health record (EHR) / electronic medical…

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>What is Clinical Integration?

> The Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice define Clinical Integration as: “…the network implementing an active and ongoing program to evaluate and modify practice patterns by the network’s physician participants and create a high degree of interdependence and cooperation among the physicians to control costs and ensure quality.”  Source: DOJ and FTC, Statements…

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>ACOs Key to Health Care Reform Law

> Accountable Care Organizations Are Key to Health Reform Law David A. Manko and George Choriatis 06-25-2010 Now that the federal health reform legislation (the Health Reform Act)1 has been enacted, efforts have turned to its implementation. Although so far the attention has been focused on the provisions relating to health insurance coverage, the most…

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Your Help is Needed: FAQ Development

Please help us to develop a robust Frequently Asked Question (FAQ) section. We would like to gather all the questions you may have, or any that you may feel are useful in regards to the Beacon IPA. We tried to answer the all important, ‘What is in it for me’ question. But, we also realize there…

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>Taking the next step…

> Last night we had another meeting. The meeting was successful and we went through the presentation again. There was a good Q&A session… and then we introduced the next step. We are filing the paperwork with NY State for the IPA and enrollment has officially begun. Last night the escrow agreements were handed out…

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>What is in this for me?

> This is a question I have heard from the onset. If it hasn’t been spelled out, it has been implied, it is on everyone’s mind.. and it is certainly valid. If you have been to any of the meetings, I have tried to address this concern directly. I believe there is indeed a lot…

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>What is LIPIX?

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