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Almost Independent

  I used to think of it as black or white. Physicians were either employed or independent. While this is directionally true, there are some nuances to physician occupational status today, particularly when considering independent physicians. The rhetoric we used to recruit as a startup in 2010 is a distant memory. You will not hear…

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The New Beacon Scorecard

The new Beacon Scorecard was released May 1st. In addition to completely redesigning our previous dashboard, there are some important new features and metrics we would like to bring to your attention: QUAC scores – QUAC is our unique overall population health metric and remains intact displayed with its components broken down. Of note, please…

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Blue Cross Blue Shield Freestanding Patient Centered Care Measures

The Beacon Health Partners, CHS, Blue Cross Blue Shield Shared Savings Program Contract has been completed for attribution for our Blue Cross Medicare Population. This new program is referred to as the Freestanding Patient Centered Care (FPCC) Program. The Gap in Care report has been sent to Beacon Physician offices quarterly from the Beacon CareNation…

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The Keepage Conundrum: Why Domestic Utilization is So Important

The Keepage Conundrum: Why Domestic Utilization is So Important Our mission is to accomplish the triple aim of healthcare while developing a culture to support and create increasing value for physician practices in our community. Through healthier patient and physician practices, Beacon’s ultimate goal is to achieve a healthier population. That is our mission. But,…

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The Beacon Remedy

Beacon Health Partners has a remedy for what’s ailing health care. The implementation of the Affordable Care Act and years of change in the healthcare industry have resulted in a trend toward hospital consolidation. Many private practice physicians have found it beneficial to become acquired by a hospital system, where they forgo independence to eliminate…

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Progress Towards Achieving Better Care, Smarter Spending, Healthier People

Jan 26, 2015 By: Sylvia Mathews Burwell, HHS Secretary Since my very first days as Secretary, you’ve heard me talk about improving our nation’s health delivery system to better meet the needs and expectations of the people of America. Whether you happen to be a patient, a provider, a business, a health plan or a…

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A New Year’s resolution for physicians: Listen to your inner voice

By: Regina Druz, MD Exactly one year ago, I abruptly fell off my professional trajectory. I lost the battle I was fighting — trying to bring new and fresh ideas and a measure of fairness and accountability into a dictatorial academic establishment — and, pretty much, lost the war. The year that followed was a spectacular ride,…

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