What to Attend at HIMSS 2017: A Regulatory Insider’s Guide

February 14th, 2017 By
With the HIMSS 2017 Orlando conference just days away, our team is completing preparations for what is looking to be one of the busiest (and noisiest) HIMSS shows in recent memory.  A keyword search of the session schedule is revealing: “value-based” = 50+ sessions “MACRA” = 13...
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Policy Perspectives from a Week in DC

December 2nd, 2016 By
I'm finishing up a trip to Washington as I write this, within a stone's throw of Capitol Hill, at the National MACRA MIPS/APM Summit. On Thursday December 1st, CMS Acting Administrator Andy Slavitt delivered his now published and to-be-oft-quoted passionate capstone keynote on "Keeping Medicare's...
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2017 MIPS Participation Options Announced by CMS: Our Take

September 9th, 2016 By
On September 8th, CMS Acting Administrator Andy Slavitt published a blog post that outlined four ways for organizations to either participate in or be exempt from MIPS in 2017 to ease the transition. Here is a brief summary of the options: Option 1: Organizations can report some data to avoid...
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Observations Regarding a Possible Delay of MIPS/MACRA

August 30th, 2016 By
CMS is required to published the MACRA final rule by November 1, 2016. In the meantime, we are frequently asked about a possible delay or shortening of the first performance period of MACRA/MIPS, currently proposed to be starting January 1, 2017. Acting CMS Administrator Andy Slavitt left open...
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MACRA from an SA Ignite Customer Perspective

June 14th, 2016 By
  Ogechika K Alozie MD MPH CPHIMS Chief Medical Informatics Officer (CMIO) Office of Clinical Informatics Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso Change is afoot for the future state of healthcare! Critics state it is for the worse, the optimists, for the better. After...
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