Impact Insights

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

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

NOTE: To read about the recent (April 19, 2019) proposed rule update to TEFCA, please read our newest blog post “TEFCA in a Nutshell –... 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