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January 18, 2019

FHIR Finally Breathing Interoperability

With 82% of hospitals and 64% of Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) Eligible Clinicians using EHR technology supported by Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR®), it might be time for patients, providers, and health systems to finally expect complete and centralized…

March 20, 2018

Capitol Watch: Legislative Day 35

Legislative Day 35
It’s been a busy week at the State Capitol with many twist and turns as we see the legislative session
and term make its way to the end. We’ve seen many bills placed on other bills and an attempt to get
them passed this year. We will be on high alert in the remaining days. Please watch for alerts as we
close out the session.

May 4, 2017

Thriving in the Quality Payment Program

If there is one universal given in healthcare today, it’s the complexity and fear of the unknown of the Quality Payment Program (QPP), or MACRA, whichever title you prefer. From provider feedback, we have crafted an actionable approach to allow…

April 4, 2017

How to Bill: Transitional Care Management

Transitional Care Management (TCM) bolsters the involvement of primary care physicians in the coordination of post-discharge care to reduce readmission. Patients with moderately complex diagnoses are eligible to receive TCM services during a 30-day window after their discharge from an…

November 8, 2016

PQRS to MIPS Quality Metric Mapping

The 2,171-page final rule contains several differences that crosswalk existing PQRS measures to new finalized metrics. The simplest way to ensure your PQRS-to-MIPS transition goes smoothly is to search each quality metric and data submission method here. Several important tables…

August 9, 2016

MACRA Delay: Does it even matter?

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) in late April, 2016. This release announced a fundamental overhaul of physician payment methodologies from a model reimbursing each individual service…

July 18, 2016

Interoperability: The Latest Buzzword Defined

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT recently released defined interoperability measures as required by the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA). These measures intend to clarify what exactly it means to, “achieve widespread exchange…

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