Impact Insights

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

Is a Virtual CISO Right for Your Organization?

February 27, 2018

Information security is a high priority for healthcare organizations, and it takes more than a focused initiative to ensure the ongoing confidentiality, integrity and availability... More

TEFCA in a Nutshell

January 10, 2018

This past Friday (January 5, 2018) Health and Human Services (HHS) released the Draft Specifications for TEFCA – the “Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement”... More

Privacy Notices Are Getting a Makeover – GDPR Compliance

January 9, 2018

The European Union (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will impact how healthcare organizations based in the U.S. and around the world communicate their Notice... More

GDPR Compliance – What US Healthcare Organizations Need to Do

January 9, 2018

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), Europe’s new framework for data protection laws, will require U.S. healthcare organizations to think well beyond the Health Insurance... More

MIPS Cost Component – Three Things You Need to Know!

December 18, 2017

Included in the QPP Final Rule by CMS on (11/2/17) was a “reinstatement” of the Cost Component for MIPS, and CMS has confirmed that the Cost component will... 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 Information Blocking: Attestation Requirements

November 2, 2017

This past Thursday (10/26/17) CMS released a “Fact Sheet” detailing their specification that all Eligible Clinicians (ECs) attesting for MIPS will be required to attest... 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

ICD-10 Issue and its Impact on CMS PQRS Penalties

January 11, 2017

This week, CMS announced that it was providing relief for PQRS payment adjustments for any Eligible Professional or group practice that “fails to satisfactorily report... More

Specific HIT Provisions of the 21st Century Cures Act

December 28, 2016

As we mentioned in our last blog post, the IT provisions of this bill are particularly interesting. We’ll look at each topic and provide a... More

The New “21st Century Cures Act” Summarized

December 14, 2016

The 21st Century Cures Act, a bipartisan bill that was overwhelmingly passed by the Senate (94-5) and House (392-26), has this Tuesday (December 13th) been signed... More

MIPS/MACRA Final Rule – Key Takeaways

October 18, 2016

This past Friday (10-14-16) CMS released the Final Rule for MIPS/MACRA (refer to our Friday Blog Post for more details and documents). Today, we’d like... 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