Impact Insights

2022 PFS Proposed Rule Part 3: APP, Advanced APM and MSSP Proposals

July 26, 2021

APM Performance Pathway (APP) Proposals The proposed rule contains a small number of (yet important) changes to APP and Advanced APM regulations: Subgroups Currently, MIPS... More

2022 PFS Proposed Rule Part 2: MIPS Value Pathways (MVPs) Proposals

July 23, 2021

This month, CMS released the 2022 Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) Proposed Rule, which also governs the Quality Payment Program (QPP) for healthcare providers. Check out... More

2022 PFS Proposed Rule Part 1: Traditional MIPS Program Proposals

July 22, 2021

This month, CMS released the 2022 Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) Proposed Rule, which also governs the Quality Payment Program (QPP) for healthcare providers. Check out... More

2022 PFS Proposed Rule: Significant Changes to MIPS Coming!

July 20, 2021

On July 13, 2021, CMS released the 2022 Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) Proposed Rule, which of course also governs the Quality Payment Program (QPP) for... More

Sequoia Project Announced as TEFCA’s Recognized Coordinating Entity

September 4, 2019

Yesterday (September 3, 2019) ONC announced that it has awarded the Sequoia Project the cooperative agreement to serve as the Recognized Coordinating Entity (RCE) for... More

TEFCA in a Nutshell – Part 2

April 23, 2019

This past Friday (April 19, 2019) Health and Human Services (HHS) released its long awaited update to TEFCA–the “Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement”. This... More

Interoperability and Information Blocking Proposed Rules from CMS & ONC

March 4, 2019

On February 11, 2019 CMS and ONC released complimentary proposed rules on Information Blocking and Interoperability. Long anticipated, these rules will influence how we exchange electronic... More

QPP Final Rule for 2019: Overview

November 8, 2018

This past Thursday, November 1, 2018, CMS released the 2,378 page Final Rule encompassing both the 2019 Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) and the Quality Payment Program... 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

Inherited Liability: Considerations for Mergers & Acquisitions

November 16, 2017

One of the key concepts important to assess for any merger or acquisition is that of “Inherited Liability.” Originally coined within the regulatory realms of... More

QPP Final Rule Released

November 3, 2017

Yesterday (11/2/17) CMS released the 1,600+ page QPP Final Rule along with a 26 page summary Tip Sheet. While we’ll be reviewing the 1,600+ page rule... More

MIPS/MACRA Impact Simplified: the “Competition Curve”

August 28, 2017

With the release of the 2018 MIPS/MACRA “Proposed Rule” there are a number of changes that will likely become law in the near future. While... More

MIPS/MACRA Final Rule Released (10-14-16)

October 14, 2016

The long-awaited “Final Rule” for MIPS/MACRA has been released today (10-14-16) by CMS. The entire 2400 page Final Rule can be downloaded here: MIPS/MACRA Final... 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

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