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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Beacon IPA and Social Media?

Understanding this is already a skewed population by the fact that you are reading this, perhaps you can weigh in here and join this discussion. After being stimulated by a couple books on the role of  social media in business (both by Gary Vaynerchuck: The Thank You Economy and Crush It! )… I recently asked members of our…

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>Long Island-Based Beacon IPA Inks Deal with Empire BlueCross BlueShield

>                                                                                        Press Release Long Island-Based Beacon IPA Inks Deal with Empire BlueCross BlueShield Media Contacts: Sally Kweskin, (720) 373-4836, sally.kweskin@empireblue.com Dr. Simon Prince, (516) 570-3580, sprince@beaconipa.com May 26, 2011 – Manhasset, NY – Beacon IPA, a young…

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>Meaningful User: Anyone Can Do It

> From HealthDataManagement.com Juan Salazar, M.D., a solo internal medicine practitioner in McAllen, Texas, recently received one of the first Medicare electronic health records meaningful incentive checks (for $18,000). He’s been practicing for three decades and only adopted an EHR about 18 months ago. Salazar understands the fears of peers to switch to electronic records, believing them…

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>CMS Today Announces Three New Initiatives Intended to Enable Prospective Accountable Care Organizations to Hit the Ground Running

> By David A. Manko, Esq. and George Choriatis, Esq. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) today announced three new initiatives in connection with its efforts to advance accountable care organizations (ACOs) – a new type of healthcare organization being promoted under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“Affordable Care Act”) enacted last…

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>Huffington Post: Healthcare Costs Double In Less Than A Decade

> U.S. healthcare is so expensive that records are broken even when cost increases slow. According to a new report by Milliman, a global consulting and actuarial firm, the total cost of healthcare for the average family of four, if covered by a preferred provider organization, is now a record $19,393. That might be only 7.3…

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>Berwick touts ACOs in an exclusive online commentary

> We can have it all By CMS Administrator Dr. Donald BerwickPosted: May 17, 2011 – 1:00 pm ET American healthcare is at a crossroads. Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, we are now well on route to assuring that all Americans have the peace of mind that comes with access to healthcare insurance. Thanks…

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>Sequel Systems partners with Beacon IPA

> Sequel Systems partners with Beacon IPA Melville, NY – March 30, 2011 – Sequel Systems, Inc. is pleased to announce a partnership agreement with Beacon IPA, LLC. This partnership will offer an exciting new benefit to the hundreds of physicians in Beacon IPA’s rapidly growing membership. Sequel Systems will be helping the IPA physicians…

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>In an ACO, Who’s Accountable?

>  Philip Betbeze, for HealthLeaders Media, April 14, 2011 If the accountable care organization becomes the dominant way healthcare is organized in the future, providers will likely face the wrath of both the public and the pundits under ACOs. That will come later, but it is inevitable because one of the chief priorities of ACOs…

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