Impact Insights

Week in Review 11/14/14

November 14, 2014

The FY 2015 Work Plan from HHS’ Office of Inspector General (OIG) suggests even more oversight around HIPAA compliance and EHR incentive payments is coming:... More

Patient Friendly Billing

November 12, 2014

The other night I received a call from some good friends here in my hometown; “Can you help us?!” was the plea. The wife, Lucy,... 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

Don’t Make This Mistake When Implementing an EHR

November 5, 2014

The implementation of a new Electronic Health Record (EHR) is a transformational endeavor that requires an extraordinary amount of effort and resources. The effort and... 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 10/31/14

October 31, 2014

The top 1% of patients account for 22% of costs. Becker Hospital Review shared a recent report by the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey which also... More

The Big “Little” Things in Big Projects

October 27, 2014

A large project such as an Electronic Health Record (EHR) implementation is daunting and intense for any organization. These type of transformational projects are typically... More

Week in Review 10/24/14

October 24, 2014

HHS has transitioned National Coordinator for Health IT Karen DeSalvo (a.k.a. the head of ONC) to Acting Assistant Secretary for Health, effective immediately. Government Health... More

Death, Taxes, and the Ops Team

October 22, 2014

Tomorrow the numerical rankings of this year’s Modern Healthcare “Best Places to Work” list will be announced. Impact Advisors is on the list (hooray!) and... More

Week in Review 10/17/14

October 17, 2014

A new report from KLAS finds that less than half (!) of provider organizations believe their EHR vendor “cooperates well with other vendors.” According to... 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

Population Health Management….Finally!

October 8, 2014

Those of us in the healthcare industry have for years been talking about the need for more coordinated, patient-centered care; though to actually have a... More

Finding Value in Your EMR Investment

October 6, 2014

An Electronic Medical Record (EMR) go-live is like drinking from a fire hose. There is an abundance of information rushing at your clinicians who are... More

Week in Review 10/3/14

October 3, 2014

40% of in-network payments from commercial health plans are now “value-oriented,” according to new data from the Catalyst for Payment Reform. “Value-oriented” payments are defined... More

The “Smart” Approach to Creating a “Smart” Hospital

October 1, 2014

The Set-Up: There’s a crane outside and construction guys are hard at work building your organization’s new patient care facility. You’ve heard the buzz words... More