Impact Insights

MIPS: The Future of Reimbursement?

September 21, 2016

  In April, Congress passed the new Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) which is designed to make major changes to the way reimbursement... More

CMS Eases MIPS/MACRA Reporting Requirements with “Pick Your Pace” Program

September 16, 2016

On September 8, 2016, CMS’ Andy Slavitt announced a “Pick Your Pace” program in the CMS Blog. This clarifies the reporting requirements for MIPS/MACRA for... More

Navigating the Population Health Storm – Is Big Data the Solution?

September 13, 2016

  It has become clear in the past six years of the Affordable Care Act, which was introduced in March of 2010, that we are... More

Small Hospitals are a Big Deal: The Challenges of Implementing Large Scale EHR’s at Smaller Organizations

September 8, 2016

  It’s only been within the last few years that the top tier EHR vendors have actively pursued smaller health care organizations.  Historically, the focus... More

Impact Advisors Creates a Culture of Caring

September 6, 2016

  When I first interviewed at Impact Advisors, I noticed it was like oil and water from other interviews I had been on. The firm... More

10 Ways to Increase Operational Engagement in an EHR Project

August 22, 2016

  Ready or not – here it comes! Any change brings both excitement and trepidation. This is especially true for operational leaders and end users... More

Organizing Clinical Optimization Teams to Support Post-Live Optimization Efforts

August 18, 2016

As organizations begin to manage the EHR post-live optimization phase, they need to plan for multiple approaches to support clinical optimization efforts. As optimization requests... More

Building New Healthcare Facilities: Connected, Smart, Efficient, Flexible and Secure

July 28, 2016

There are few moments in a healthcare organization’s history where the clarity of its mission and vision are more aligned than when building a new... More

Interviewing to Win

July 25, 2016

  Interviewing….it can be a daunting task that raises up anxieties and insecurities that we haven’t felt in years. The thought of answering questions about... More

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

Cutover: The Missing Link for a Successful Go-Live

July 6, 2016

With all the excitement of planning a new project, time is spent focusing on the implementation team, end-user support and even the command center location,... More

Common Challenges to PMO Governance

June 16, 2016

Alignment and objectivity Governance for setting project’s priorities within an organization can be difficult if there are not solid objective processes in place. Frequently, senior... More

Is MIPS “Stacking the Deck” against Solo Providers?

June 14, 2016

In my last post (“The Top 5 Things You Need to Know about MIPS/MACRA RIGHT NOW!“), we talked a bit about the “budget neutrality” requirement of... More

Impact Advisors Named “Top Clinical Transformation/Optimization Firm” in KLAS Healthcare IT Advisory Report

June 9, 2016

This week KLAS published its annual Healthcare IT Advisory performance report.  In it, Impact Advisors was honored with the distinctions of “Most Consistent Top Performer,”... More

The Positive Impact of Giving!

June 1, 2016

Each spring, we celebrate our Impact Advisors family at an annual retreat we refer to as Impact Palooza.  This is a very special time of... More