BIDCO Expands its Physician and Hospital Network – News Release

Four community hospitals and two physician organizations recently joined Beth Israel Deaconess Care Organization (BIDCO). Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Milton, Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Needham, Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Plymouth, Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA) and the CHA Physicians Organization, and Hebrew SeniorLife joined BIDCO, effective January 1, 2014.

Medicare Pioneer ACO Announcement - News Release

On December 19, 2011 Secretary of Health and Human Services, Kathleen Sebelius announced that 32 health systems, including Beth Israel Deaconess Care Organization, had been chosen to participate as one of the new Pioneer Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs). BIDCO physicians and staff can view additional Pioneer ACO info in the Provider Relations section under Medicare. For the list of Pioneer ACO providers click here.

CMS- EHR Incentive Programs and "Meaningful Use"

CMS has published detailed information on their EHR Incentive Program. Registration began on 1/3/11. Please visit the CMS website for full details. BIDCO will also be sending information to our physicians on this program very shortly. Specifically we'll provide BIDCO physicians with information on how to enroll and suggestions on Meaningful Use Objectives that EPs must complete in order to receive incentive dollars.

EHR Incentive Program

2011- CMS Updates on Meaningful Use

Red Flag Rule Clarified

On December 18,2010 the Red Flag Rule Clarification Act was signed. The new legislation supports the AMA's position that most physicians should not be subject to the rule. For more information and to determine if you are subject to the Red Flag Rule please visit the AMA's website where detailed information can be found.

Additional information can also be found on the Federal Trade Commission website.