Beacon IPA is a grass roots physician-owned and -governed organization founded in 2010 which looks to become a recognized leader in implementing comprehensive care management programs, pay-for-performance, provider reimbursement models tied to quality measures and patient outcomes. BIPA is committed to becoming a clinically integrated physician network that enhances the viability and sustainability of independent private practice physicians in the Long Island - Queens geographic area.
Thursday, December 9, 2010
One-Year Medicare Doc Fix Clears Senate and House
Following the Senate's lead yesterday, the House approved a one-year "doc fix" Thursday afternoon that will prevent a dramatic cut in Medicare physician payments.
The measure was approved in a 409-2 vote today by the House, one day after the Senate approved the $19.2 billion fix by unanimous consent.
Without the action, Medicare payments to doctors would have been cut 25 percent on January 1st.