LIPIX + NYCLIX Merge To Healthix, Meaningful Use and More!

Healthix™: A Tale of Two RHIOs In a groundbreaking effort that provides clinicians with the means to significantly improve patient care throughout the region, the Long Island Patient Information eXchange (LIPIX) and the New York Clinical Information Exchange (NYCLIX) are proud to formally announce their plans to merge. The organizations, which were the two largest Regional Health Information Organizations…

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Beacon IPA Newsletter November 2011

Beacon IPA Newsletter Fall 2011 In This Issue BoG, R&R, ACOs and More… Spotlight On: LIPIX & Meaningful Use PCDC’s PCMH Training Yankee Alliance (GPO) Sandwire Corp (IT) ADP Payroll BoG, R&R, ACOs and More… Thank you to all who attended last night’s Membership Meeting. We covered a lot of information, some of which is…

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Please Assist a Fellow Beacon Provider

 Today in the doctors lounge at NSUH, I was asked to fill out an ABIM “Consultant-Referring Physician Rating Survey” by one of our Beacon providers. It sparked a thought that this is exactly the sort of thing we should all be doing for each other, and it is an opportunity for Beacon to grow as…

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ICD-10 FAQs

From Empire BCBS Website: ICD-10 FAQs for Providers What is ICD-10?  International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision (ICD-10) is a diagnostic and procedure coding system endorsed by the World Health Organization (WHO) in 1990. It replaces the International Classification of Diseases, 9th Revision (ICD-9), which was developed in the 1970s. Internationally, the codes are used…

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EHR + NCQA = Faster Path to PCMH

by TODD ROTHENHAUS, MD, CMIO Today, athenahealth announces the Patient-Centered Medical Home Accelerator Program, an exciting new initiative undertaken with the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) to help medical groups around the nation. Now, practices using athenahealth’s cloud-based EHR service will automatically receive credit for some of the requirements needed to achieve recognition as a patient-centered medical home (PCMH).…

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LIBN: Questioning accountable care

Questioning accountable care by Bernadette Starzee Published: August 24th, 2011 The North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System is taking the plunge into newly charted waters. The Great Neck-based health behemoth applied to be part of the federal government’s “Pioneer Accountable Care Organization” program for Medicare patients, scheduled to kick off in January. ACOs are part of the Affordable…

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1st Annual Beacon IPA Membership Appreciation and Summer Soiree

  I want to once again thank everyone who attended and took part in our 1st Annual Beacon IPA Membership Appreciation and Summer Soiree event last week at the Viana Hotel & Spa. Thanks to our Executive Director, Jonathan Goldstein and the hard work of the physicians on the Membership Committee the night was a…

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What Makes Physicians Reluctant to Join?

Even when a movement appears to be great… the concept is sound, the heavy lifting to get it off the ground has been done, there is virtually no risk, big upside potential,  and members are already prospering… there will be those around who remain doubtful and reluctant to join. Why? Why is it so difficult some…

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What Motivates Us? Does the carrot and stick approach really work?

What motivates us? Is the quick, knee jerk answer of moola, really what makes us tick? Extrinsic factors have been found to be less important than the intrinsic desire to maximize AUTONOMY, PURPOSE and MASTERY. These principles are very significant motivating factors for me personally. But, I also feel they apply to the majority of…

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