Impact Insights

HIPAA Risk Analysis vs. Gap Analysis – There Is a Difference!

September 17, 2018

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy, Security and Breach Notification Rules require covered entities and their business associates to safeguard electronic protected... More

Deep Cuts: PAMA’s Impact on Clinical Laboratory Reimbursement

August 27, 2018

On January 1, 2018, CMS published the new clinical laboratory fee schedule, reducing Medicare laboratory test reimbursement 40-50%. Now more than ever, laboratories will have... More

QPP Proposed Rule for 2019: An Overview

July 19, 2018

This past Thursday, July 12, 2018, CMS released the “CY 2019 Quality Payment Program proposed rule,” along with an associated “Fact Sheet.” In today’s blog... More

Timely Filing: Optimizing Revenue Cycle Team Performance

June 26, 2018

Timely filing write-offs are preventable, but avoiding them requires diligence on the part of billers and leadership.  A timely filing write-off is a charge deducted... More

Timely Filing: A Proactive Approach for Revenue Cycle Leaders

June 21, 2018

With so many obstacles to collecting revenue, organizations want to avoid unnecessary write-offs. One example is the timely filing write-off – a charge deducted from... More

One Dinosaur’s Evolution to Embrace Change – A True Story

June 5, 2018

“Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.”  ― Leo Tolstoy My Story Begins on Wall Street I was a... More

4 Things You Can’t Forget When Developing a Communications Plan

May 3, 2018

Effective communication is key to the success of any initiative, whether that is implementing process improvements or rolling out a new information technology or system.... More

Choosing the “Host” of Your EHR Extension in the Acute Setting

April 26, 2018

EHR extension – using someone else’s implemented EHR – is not a new practice among healthcare providers. In the EHR Extension Model, the “recipient” (a... More

A-Hunting We Will Go… for IT Cost Savings!

April 24, 2018

Healthcare organizations today are feeling the heat to do more with less, and IT departments are not immune to this issue.  The days of creating... More

Tips for Managing Coding Quality

April 17, 2018

What Is Coding Coding is a process in which diagnoses, procedures and medical services are translated into alphanumeric (ICD-10) or numeric (CPT) codes. These codes... More

PCI-DSS Compliance in the Connected Healthcare Environment

March 21, 2018

Financial transactions between multiple parties make the exchange of financial data commonplace in a connected environment like an integrated health system. Some payments are so... More

Agents of Attitude Change

March 20, 2018

When people ask, “What do you do for a living?” I say I work in the technology industry, implementing electronic health record (EHR) systems for... More

A Personal Story of Patient Safety from Impact Advisors’ President

March 15, 2018

When our third son was born moderately jaundiced in 2001, we didn’t panic. Parenting two other boys had effectively sanded the sharp edges of our... More

5 Tips for Creating a Successful IT M&A Playbook

March 13, 2018

The healthcare industry has seen a steady increase of Merger & Acquisition (M&A) activity, and it is showing no signs of stopping. According to Modern... More

Three Reasons Why Operations Must Drive IT Transformation during an M&A

March 7, 2018

Joining two healthcare organizations is exciting, yet unsettling, as determining how best to merge two disparate IT environments can be a daunting task. As leaders... More