Impact Insights

ICD-10 Issue and its Impact on CMS PQRS Penalties

January 11, 2017

This week, CMS announced that it was providing relief for PQRS payment adjustments for any Eligible Professional or group practice that “fails to satisfactorily report... More

A View Through the ICD-10 Looking Glass

December 16, 2015

  Background:  Many health systems and physician offices worked hard to get ready for the ICD-10 go live on October 1, 2015. The switch from... More

Week in Review 10/2/15

October 2, 2015

THE INDUSTRY TRANSITIONS TO ICD-10… The healthcare industry finally “flipped the switch” and made the highly anticipated conversion to ICD-10 code sets this past Thursday... More

Week in Review 9/25/15

September 25, 2015

THE TRANSITION TO ICD-10 IS THIS WEEK… After a number of delays, the conversion to ICD-10 code sets is finally set to take effect this... More

Week in Review 7/31/15

July 31, 2015

POTENTIAL DELAY OF MEANINGFUL USE STAGE 3?…The Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee will recommend that CMS delay meaningful use Stage 3 requirements. ... 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 4/10/15

April 13, 2015

Some interesting data on population health management from a recent PerfectServe survey of hospital and physician office medical professionals conducted by Harris Poll.  Just over... More

Week in Review 1/23/15

January 23, 2015

CMS administrator Marilyn Tavenner announced she will step down at the end of February. Principal Deputy Administrator Andy Slavitt will replace Tavenner until a permanent... More

Week in Review 12/12/14

December 12, 2014

Politico reports that the latest version of Congress’ omnibus spending bill – which was passed last night – does not include language that would delay... 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 8/8/2014

August 8, 2014

Cerner announced it will acquire Siemens Health Services, the healthcare IT unit of Siemens, for $1.3 billion.  The acquisition – which was rumored on HIStalk... More