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July 18, 2018

The 2017 MACRA performance year feedback is now available from the QPP website. This information must be analyzed and used to refine the operational plan for 2018 and 2019 with a focus on cost and the impact to value-based care.

February 7, 2018

According to the Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), in the 2018 Quality Payment Program Final Rule 70% of claims-based quality measures are topped out. The newly established topped out timeline will propose to retire a quality measure after 3 consecutive...

December 19, 2017

1. How long does the ACI Category required for reporting?

Answer: 90 days is required for 2018. Data may be submitted 90 to 365 days 

2. When and how will 2017 performance feedback be provided to Physicians?

Answer: CMS will publish performance feedback beginning in the s...

March 5, 2017

Unless you define the staffing requirements for the implementation as well as long term support, you put the entire process at risk.

March 5, 2017

We will focus on three task duration and work estimating techniques: expert judgment, analogous estimating, and three-point estimating.

March 5, 2017

I encounter healthcare organizations that do not use any type of modeling to plan upgrades, meaningful use programs, evaluate change control, justify staffing needs, and define budgets or other strategic objectives. We will continue to see shifts in leadership througho...

March 5, 2017

Over the years working with organizations across the nation ​ when choosing, implementing, training and adopting an EHR, I would agree with the 25% suggestion and recommend following when building a team. A common theme emerged from research: 25% or greater clinician p...

March 5, 2017

Failure to confirm key items have been accomplished successfully prior to a go-live, a conversion to another system or an application upgrade can generate scenarios causing significant frustration for providers and support staff as well as overwhelm the analysts and IS...

March 5, 2017

In some projects it may be necessary to create several calendars and have those calendars assigned to all three levels. Note that there is a hierarchy to the calendars: task, then resource, then project. The task level calendar trumps all other calendars; the resource...

March 5, 2017

Expert consultants should provide solid knowledge transfer to your team for sustainable success, provide necessary continuing education and alleviate costly mistakes while increasing your ROI. A baseline check of where your project teams are performing are important...