Impact Insights

Week in Review 10/23/15: MU Clarifications from CMS; New Interoperability Metrics Coming?

October 23, 2015

IMPORTANT CLARIFICATIONS FROM CMS ON THE MU FINAL RULE… In the time since the MU Final Rule was released in early October, CMS has issued... More

Week in Review 8/14/15

August 14, 2015

HIE PROGRESS – OR LACK THEREOF? … A survey presented at a recent HIT Policy Committee meeting suggests an increase in the number of hospitals... More

Week in Review 7/10/15

July 10, 2015

NEW ICD-10 FLEXIBILITY FOR PHYSICIAN PRACTICES… Earlier this week, CMS and the American Medical Association (AMA) announced what essentially amounts to a compromise on the... More

Week in Review 6/26/15

June 26, 2015

An interesting new HIMSS survey of HIEs, vendors, and providers looks at attitudes and approaches to Direct Messaging.  The most frequently cited use of Direct... More

Week in Review 4/24/15

April 24, 2015

An excellent article in Modern Healthcare looks at the current state – and current challenges – of data exchange.  The article notes there is more... More

Week in Review 12/19/14

December 19, 2014

When given the opportunity, almost half of patients (49%) decided to withhold information in their medical record from providers, according to a new study in... More

Week in Review 12/5/14

December 5, 2014

Per a new report from CMS in Health Affairs, U.S. healthcare spending increased 3.6% in 2013, but growth was down from 2012, when spending increased... More

Week in Review 11/4/14

November 7, 2014

The final version of the 2015 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule includes payment for telehealth and chronic care management services.  CMS added a scope of service... More

Week in Review 10/10/14

October 10, 2014

Eligible Professionals (EPs) are failing Meaningful Use (MU) audits at an alarming rate, according to data obtained by Health Security Solutions. Of the more than... More

Week in Review 8/22/2014

August 22, 2014

A large number of national and local news sources reported on a large-scale hacking attack affecting millions of individuals who have interacted with Community Health... More

Week in Review 8/15/2014

August 15, 2014

25.5% of hospitals had a “comprehensive” EHR in 2013, while 33.4% had a “basic” EHR, according to a great, and very detailed, report published by... More