Disaster Planning: Lessons learned from Hurricane Sandy

Disaster Planning: Lessons learned from Hurricane Sandy Submitted by Dr. Inderpal Chhabra Now that everyone is breathing easier after surviving Sandy, I thought this was a perfect time to take stock of what happened, what worked and what lessons were learnt from my own personal experience. I have borrowed extensively from the American Academy of…

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First Do No Harm

Congratulations to Dr Dan Reinharth of Select Medicine, PC. Dan is an Internist, Beacon member, and most recently an accomplished author. Dan just recently published his first book. It is a medical mystery called, First Do No Harm. It is available on amazon.com (click here). Please support Dan, check it out… and enjoy! BOOK DESCRIPTION: Winter,…

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Building the Path to Accountable Care

Building the Path to Accountable Care Elliott S. Fisher, M.D., M.P.H., Mark B. McClellan, M.D., Ph.D., and Dana G. Safran, Sc.D. N Engl J Med 2011; 365:2445-2447December 29, 2011 The recent release of the regulations that will govern the early years of Medicare’s implementation of accountable care organizations (ACOs) provides an important moment to reflect…

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Two Blues Plans Find Success With Medical Homes, Look to Expansion

Featured Health Business Daily Story, Dec. 6, 2011 Two Blues Plans Find Success With Medical Homes, Look to Expansion Reprinted from THE AIS REPORT ON BLUE CROSS AND BLUE SHIELD PLANS, a hard-hitting independent monthly newsletter on new products, market share, strategies, conversions, financing, profitability and strategic alliances of BC/BS plans. (Not affiliated with the Blue Cross and…

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Fighting the Tide Against Independent Physicians

HealthLeaders Media 11/11/11: Fighting the Tide Against Independent Physicians. Independent physician practices are slowly fading away, and with the advent of healthcare reform, the pace may be about to get much quicker. It’s only one of a few troubling signs about the physician labor pool, which seems increasingly dissatisfied with their career choice and the direction…

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