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Beth Israel Deaconess
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Westwood, MA 02090
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CMS Finds BIDCO Improved Health Care Quality While Continuing to Reduce Health Care Costs — News Release
The Pioneer Accountable Care Organization (ACO) at Beth Israel Deaconess Care Organization (BIDCO) improved care quality and effectively managed cost trends for the third straight year. BIDCO’s performance was among the best in Massachusetts and fifth among Pioneer ACOs nationally.
Healthcare Finance News published an article in May 2015 that highlights three high-performing Pioneer ACOs, including BIDCO, and details how each ACO has been able to achieve financial success as part of the program. Christina Severin, BIDCO President and CEO, spoke specifically about the increasing sophistication of BIDCO’s medical economics tools and expertise, and also programmatic innovations like the House Calls Medicine program and SNF Waiver Program.
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.
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 the EHR meaningful use incentive program.