CMSQuality Measures

Navigating the MSSP ACO Quality Measure Process

Before an ACO can share in any savings generated, it must demonstrate that it met the quality performance standard for that year. Quality Reporting can be an intimidating process for new or prospective participants.  This may be the first time many of the providers have worked together and they likely operate on a variety of


Waiting on your Health IT “Aha” Moment

Years ago I worked on one of those not so good software development projects. It was a 1-year job that turned into a 2-year job. The client kept changing requirements (or we kept capturing them wrong, depending on who you talk to). Tensions and stress levels were high. There was one person from the client’s


Is Encryption Required by HIPAA? Yes.

Ok… technically that’s not 100% true.  The HIPAA Security Rule doesn’t explicitly require encryption of data at rest, or even during transmission. However, this doesn’t mean what people think it means and that misunderstanding is getting a lot of folks into trouble (literally). The HIPAA Security Rule is a 3-tier framework broken down into Safeguards,