Impact Insights

Meaningful Use Updates: 90-Day Reporting Period and More

July 12, 2016

This past Wednesday (July 6, 2016) CMS released a 764 page Proposed Rule (CMS-1656-P) that among other things will streamline how Meaningful Use (MU) will be... More

Week in Review 1/8/16 – New MU Hardship Exception; Next Generation of Wearables

January 8, 2016

RELIEF (AND ALSO MORE CONFUSION) WITH MEANINGFUL USE… Last week, President Obama signed a bill into law that essentially establishes a blanket hardship exception for... More

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 10/16/15 – and new White Paper on the MU Final Rule

October 16, 2015

REACTIONS TO THE MEANINGFUL USE FINAL RULE… Now that the dust has settled somewhat, industry stakeholders have finally had a chance to digest the MU... 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 8/21/15

August 21, 2015

PATIENCE IS WEARING THIN AS PROVIDERS WAIT FOR THE FINAL RULE ON MEANINGFUL USE CHANGES… A number of hospitals and IT stakeholders recently sent separate... More

Meaningful Use Stage 2 – Tips for Success

November 3, 2014

With the Meaningful Use Stage 2 (MU2) Eligible Hospital (EH) attestation deadline rapidly approaching, many organizations are working hard to button up their scorecards with... More

Week in Review 9/12/2014

September 12, 2014

After much speculation and anticipation, Apple finally unveiled the “Apple Watch” this week. In terms of health and wellness features, the device will have an... More

Meaningful Use Final Rule

September 3, 2014

On Friday 8/29/14, CMS published the long awaited final rule on MU flexibility in 2014. Unfortunately for many providers, the special reporting options will not... More