ACI Hardships: Old Dog, New Trick

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Happy New Year—2017 is here! College football will have a new champion tonight, college hoops is in full swing, and we are now 9 days into the new Quality Payment Program. Time flies when you are … [Read more...]

Advancing Care Information: ONC 2014 vs 2015 Edition EHRs

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Diana Strubler takes a break from the weekly blog recap to talk about reporting on the ACI portion of MIPS in 2017 versus 2018.  Watch her video below. … [Read more...]

Advancing Care Information (ACI): Video Recap

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In the second Acumen MACRA video, Diana Strubler walks us through Advancing Care Information, based on November 14's blog post Advancing Care Information: A Guide Through the New MU. Be sure to … [Read more...]

Advancing Care Information: A Guide Through the New MU

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Let’s go ahead and take a collective sigh of relief because this blog post has nothing to do with the election! Instead, I will talk about another dreaded popular topic on the regulatory front – … [Read more...]

MACRA: A Summary of the Final Rule

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Just when I thought it was going to be a quiet weekend—BOOM!—the 2,204-page Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) final rule hit my inbox on Friday morning. I was surprised to … [Read more...]

Good News: The 2015 Hardship Exception Arrives!

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Last week, the moment we’ve all been waiting for arrived. Not the first snowfall of the year many of us experienced thanks to a winter storm named Jonas. No, I am talking about the latest rendition of … [Read more...]

From APM to VBP: Do you know your HIT Lingo?

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How hip are you to textspeak? GM had me stumped for quite a while. I kept receiving emails that started with the greeting “GM” and I had no idea who GM was. After 50 emails it finally occurred to me … [Read more...]