Impact Insights

The Designated Record Set (DRS): Straightforward Questions & Answers

March 17, 2022

As organizations wrestle with implementing the new EHI requirements associated with Information Blocking, the topic of a Designated Record Set (DRS) is often front and... More

TEFCA: Framework and Common Agreement Version 1 Released!

January 24, 2022

On Tuesday, January 18, 2022 ONC and the RCE released the first official version of the Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement – TEFCA. We’ve... More

Electronic Health Information (EHI) Made Simple

January 5, 2022

With the recent Information Blocking requirements, the specific definition of Electronic Health Information (EHI) seems confusing, and often raises questions. In this blog post we’ll... More

TEFCA: Update for 2022

December 1, 2021

Originally part of the 21st Century Cures Act of 2016, TEFCA (the “Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement”) has been with us for quite a... More

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

Newsflash: TEFCA Anticipated to be LIVE in 2022!

July 16, 2021

This week, Micky Tripathi (National Coordinator for Health Information Technology) and Mariann Yeager (CEO of the Sequoia Project, the TEFCA-Recognized Coordinating Entity) announced that they... More

Second Round of Funding for FCC COVID-19 Telehealth Program Announced

April 20, 2021

For those of you who are familiar with the earlier Federal Communications Commission COVID-19 Telehealth Program, the FCC has announced that an additional $250 million... More

Newsflash! Information Blocking Deadline Delayed

October 30, 2020

The Information Blocking applicability date for providers has been extended to April 5, 2021. Summary On 10/29/20, ONC released an Interim Final Rule with comment... More

QPP Proposed Rule for 2021: Update & Analysis

August 28, 2020

Recently (August 3, 2020), CMS released the 2021 Proposed Rule for the Quality Payment Program (QPP) via the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) Notice of... More

Enterprise Imaging: Answers to Fundamental Questions

April 20, 2020

This is the second blog in a series about enterprise imaging. The first blog about what it is and why have it can be found... More

FCC COVID-19 Telehealth Program Funding Opportunity

April 13, 2020

Applications for this program open today (April 13, 2020) at Noon EST at https://www.fcc.gov/covid-19-telehealth-program UPDATE: APPLICATION PORTAL NOW AVAILABLE The FCC application portal is now... More

2020-2025 Federal Health IT Strategic Plan: What You Need to Know

January 30, 2020

Earlier this month (January 15), the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released the draft 2020-2025 Federal Health IT Strategic Plan for public... More

Enterprise Imaging: What is It and Why have It?

January 23, 2020

Healthcare delivery is moving from specialized silos of patient care to an integrated team of health specialists sharing patient information. Enterprise imaging (EI) focuses on... More