Impact Insights

Meltdown and Spectre Hardware Vulnerabilities – What You Need to Know

January 23, 2018

Rumors of an undisclosed Central Processing Unit (CPU) hardware chip security issue have been circulating since November 2017.  The security issue deals with two critical... More

7 Principles of the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework

January 23, 2018

The Privacy Shield Framework, approved by the European Union (EU) and U.S. Government, is a recognized mechanism for complying with EU data protection requirements when... More

Top 4 Cybersecurity Action Steps for Healthcare CFOs

January 23, 2018

Moving into 2018, the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) is emerging as a prominent figure in addressing cybersecurity. Once relegated to a technical or operational issue... More

TEFCA in a Nutshell

January 10, 2018

This past Friday (January 5, 2018) Health and Human Services (HHS) released the Draft Specifications for TEFCA – the “Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement”... More

Privacy Notices Are Getting a Makeover – GDPR Compliance

January 9, 2018

The European Union (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will impact how healthcare organizations based in the U.S. and around the world communicate their Notice... More

GDPR Compliance – What US Healthcare Organizations Need to Do

January 9, 2018

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), Europe’s new framework for data protection laws, will require U.S. healthcare organizations to think well beyond the Health Insurance... More

Holiday 2017 Photo Blog

December 21, 2017

Happy Holidays!  This time of year presents the perfect occasion to celebrate and reflect on the many accomplishments, partnerships, and wonderful opportunities for which we... More

MIPS Cost Component – Three Things You Need to Know!

December 18, 2017

Included in the QPP Final Rule by CMS on (11/2/17) was a “reinstatement” of the Cost Component for MIPS, and CMS has confirmed that the Cost component will... More

Revenue Integrity: Improving Financial Stability

December 15, 2017

Healthcare is a rapidly changing industry, and hospitals and health systems must adapt to this ever-changing landscape. For example, we know the “Silver Tsunami,” the... More

Inherited Liability: Considerations for Mergers & Acquisitions

November 16, 2017

One of the key concepts important to assess for any merger or acquisition is that of “Inherited Liability.” Originally coined within the regulatory realms of... More

QPP Final Rule Released

November 3, 2017

Yesterday (11/2/17) CMS released the 1,600+ page QPP Final Rule along with a 26 page summary Tip Sheet. While we’ll be reviewing the 1,600+ page rule... More

MIPS Information Blocking: Attestation Requirements

November 2, 2017

This past Thursday (10/26/17) CMS released a “Fact Sheet” detailing their specification that all Eligible Clinicians (ECs) attesting for MIPS will be required to attest... More

Revenue Integrity – Not Just for the Billing Folks!

October 30, 2017

As more and more organizations implement comprehensive, integrated electronic health records, the divide between disparate clinical and revenue cycle systems has all but disappeared. No... More

What is Master Data Management and Where Should I Start?

October 23, 2017

Master Data Management (MDM) has been an established IT concept for several decades. However, it just became a buzzword in the healthcare industry over the... More

Denials Management: Going from Zero to Hero

October 16, 2017

According to Change Healthcare, of the estimated “$3 trillion in claims submitted by hospitals in 2016, an estimated 9% of charges ($262 billion) were initially... More