Beacon Newsletter
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 highlighted in this newsletter. If we missed something, email or call us and let us know what you want to hear more about.
For those not in attendance, we announced our newly constituted Board of Governors andCommittee Chairs. Everyone interested in participating on a committee can contact me or the Chairs, which will be posted on theMembers Only section of the website.
One of the 1st items resolved by the Board was the BeaconRules & Regulations. Everyone should become familiar with them and let us know if you need help meeting them. These also can be found in the Members Onlysection of the website.As many of you may know, the final regulations on ACOs(Medicare Shared Savings Program) were released last week. We have been digging in to the regs and are considering whether to apply. Information and other details are still forthcoming but so far we like the changes made from the proposed regs and see an opportunity here for Beacon.

Stay tuned and visit theMembers Only section of the website often for updates, searchable directory and resource materials.

Spotlight On:

Board of Governors

Chris Berard

Jay Berland

Inderpal Chhabra

Larry Crafa

Jackie Delmont

Mike Ditkoff

Stuart Feinstein

Jonathan Goldstein

David Hess

Kathleen McCabe

David Podwall

Simon Prince

Steve Tranchina

Committee Chairs

CI – David Hess

Compliance – Mike Ditkoff

Finance – J. Goldstein

IT – Inderpal Chhabra

Managed Care -Kathy  McCabe/Susan Wasserman

Membership – David Podwall

PCMH – Jackie Delmont

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Dear (Contact First Name),

Welcome to the first edition of the Beacon IPA Newsletter. Here you will find updates on what initiatives are under way and the different things that BIPA is working on to support you and your practices.
We welcome any feedback, suggestions and any ideas for future issues. Please share your comments with us.
Warm Regards,
Jonathan Goldstein                        Simon Prince
Executive Director                         President

Beacon IPA Partners with LIPIXLIPIX
Beacon IPA has entered into an agreement with LIPIX (Long Island Patient Information Exchange) whereeligible participating providers can receive the following services: participate in group negotiated license costs for select EHRs; consultation regarding HIPAA privacy and security; assist with implementation, configuration and project coordination around designated EHRs; and provide consultative advice and tools to facilitate the achievement of Meaningful Use and receipt of payments from CMS.Space is running low so it is important that you enroll soon!

Eligible providers who are interested in receiving these services are encouraged to contact Eileen Wang at As part of your participation requirements, all Beacon Providers must sign the LIPIXData Services Agreement. If you have questions, contact us at

Beacon IPA Partners with PCDC


Beacon IPA has entered into an agreement with PCDC (Primary Care Development Corporation) to support our practices to achieveNCQA Recognition as a Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH).
PCDC will conduct assessments, develop project plans, provide technical assistance and review all documentation for submission. Any interested providers or practices can send an email to

Beacon IPA Partners with Yankee AllianceYankeeAlliance
Beacon IPA has entered into an agreement with Yankee Alliance to allow all of our participating providers to take advantage of discounted supplies and services.
Yankee Alliance is a national Group Purchasing Organization, focusing on healthcare providers to reduce supply and operating expenses.
If you are interested in signing up, at no cost, please contact us at to receive an application.
In addition to savings for the office, there are a number of benefits that go beyond, including cell service (Verizon/ATT), Sears (appliances/tools/electronics), Car Rental (Hertz/Budget) and many, many more.

Beacon IPA Partners with SandwireSandwire
Beacon IPA has entered into an agreement with Sandwire Corp. to provide all of our Information Technology services.
Sandwire is a Garden City, NY based company that has been serving the medical community for over ten years and understands the needs and sensitive nature of the data they help to manage.
As part of our agreement, Sandwire is offering acomplimentary Security Assessment to Beacon providers. For more information

Beacon IPA Partners with ADP ADP
Beacon IPA has entered into an agreement with ADP forPayroll Processing and other services.
ADP offers a comprehensive set of payroll and HR services at special discounted prices.
If you are interested in a no obligation quote or enhancing your existing services, please contact Derek Stevens
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