Secrets of Private-Sector ACO Innovation

Secrets of Private-Sector ACO Innovation Leaders at the San Francisco-based Blue Shield of California (BSC) haven’t been waiting around for the federal Medicare program to take the lead on developing accountable care programs; indeed, BSC has been in the lead among health insurers nationwide in collaborating with hospitals and physician groups to establish private-sector accountable…

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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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Medicare ACOs: Coming Soon to a Healthcare Provider Near You

Some of New Jersey’s largest healthcare providers are starting to assemble Medicare accountable care organizations By Beth Fitzgerald,   January 24, 2012 in Healthcare|Post a Comment Medicare accountable care organizations — which promise to transform the way medical services are delivered and medical professionals are compensated — are taking shape across New Jersey, as several…

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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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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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