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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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


>Long Island Business News: Doctors cautiously join IPAs

> by Claude Solnik Published: June 2nd, 2011 After decades in which patient privacy concerns, a culture of independence and antitrust issues divided doctors, physicians are banding together in groups, largely due to encouragement from insurers and the federal government. The idea is that they can provide better care by sharing data and adhering to…