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StrategyGen’s Direct Practice Expense Inputs for Supply and Equipment Pricing Published in the Federal Register (September 2018)

CMS contracted with StrategyGen to update the Direct Practice Expense (PE) inputs for supply and equipment pricing. The existing supply and equipment prices were developed in 2004-2005.  CMS contracted with StrategyGen Co. to perform a Direct Practice Input Market Research Report. StrategyGen used a variety of market research methodologies, including telephone surveys, aggregate database reviews, vendor interviews, market scans, market analysis, physician substantiation, and statistical analysis, in the development of its recommendations. The recommended price changes impact 1300 supplies and 750 equipment items.

https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/07/27/2018-14985/medicare-program-revisions-to-payment-policies-under-the-physician-fee-schedule-and-other-revisions


https://nanonline.org/docs/PAIC/PDFs/2018-14985_Proposed%20Rule.pdf

https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-07-27/html/2018-14985.htm

Blair Childs, Catherine Yockey, Lynda Martin

StrategyGen’s Catherine Yockey, RN, MSN Accepts the Quality Improvement Award for South Carolina Hospitals (June 2018)

Catherine Yockey, RN, MSN accepted the Premier’s Breakthroughs Conference Award on behalf of South Carolina Hospitals for successfully achieving a 20% reduction in harms and a 12% reduction in readmission.  Ms. Yockey serves as the Hospital Improvement Innovation Network (HIIN) Partner for South Carolina Hospitals for the Premier HIIN.


StrategyGen invited to speak at Beijing University, Shandong University, and Qingdao University (April 2018)

 

StrategyGen’s Dr. Haley, PhD and Dr. Paryani, MD invited to speak at Peking (Beijing) University, Shandong University School of Health Care Management and Qingdao University to speak on Health Insurance, New Healthcare Models, and Physician Partnerships (April 2018).

 

 

 

 

 


StrategyGen 8(a) to attend the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) 2018 health information and technology conference. March 5-9, 2018. 


StrategyGen 8(a) participates in the Feb 12-14, 2018  CMS Quality Conference 2018 “Patients Over Paperwork” in Baltimore, Maryland as StrategyGen measurably improves hospital quality through the Premier Hospital Improvement Innovation Network (HIIN).


StrategyGen 8(a)’s Accounting and Time-Keeping System Surveyed by the Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) and Determined Acceptable for Cost-Reimbursement Contracts

Contracting Officer (CO) Determination of Acceptable Pre-Award Accounting System

DCAA auditors examined StrategyGen’s accounting system to determine whether it is suitably designed, in all material respects, for award of a prospective contract in accordance with the criteria contained in FAR 53.209-l(f) “SF 1408, Pre-Award Survey of Prospective Contractor – Accounting System”. The DCAA audit report indicates your accounting system is acceptable.  DCAA determined that StrategyGen’s accounting system to be acceptable, in all material respects, for award of a prospective contract in accordance with the criteria contained in FAR 53.209-l (f) “SF 1408, Pre-Award Survey of Prospective Contractor – Accounting System”.


StrategyGen 8(a) and EDWOSB adds Database and Coding Support Tasks at CMS
OCTOBER 20, 2017

G2X TAKE: Leveraging their prior experience supporting CMS on efforts such as the Hospital Improvement and Innovation Network (HIIN) and the PfP Hospital Engagement Network (HEN) quality improvement initiative, this group just added what appears to be their first two prime awards supporting CMS.

StrategyGen Co recently picked up two new contracts at CMS, both 8(a) sole source awards.
The first is a 5-year contract to provide Coding Support activities to eliminate duplicate and inaccurate information in the Grouper and MCE software; and to support CMS IPPS/LTCH website updates.
The second task is an 18-month contract to produce up-to-date market prices for Direct Practice Expense Inputs (DPEI), support the DPEI Database for the calendar year (CY) 2019 Medicare physician fee schedule (PFS) and conduct market research and provide technical assistance in the development of the CY 2019 PFS proposed and final rules associated with the direct practice expense data.

This Florida based small business with a Federal office in Columbia, MD has been quietly building out their healthcare capabilities not only at CMS, but across the broader Federal Healthcare sector, to include supporting efforts on AHRQ Accelerating Change and Transformation in Organizations Networks III (ACTION III), CMS Research, Measurement, Design and Analysis (RMADA), and the HHS Program Support Center (PSC) contract.

Source: https://www.g2xchange.com/statics/8a-and-edwosb-adds-database-and-coding-support-tasks-at-cms/


StrategyGen 8(a) is the Prime contractor supporting the development and implementation of the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD’s) Standards for Success initiative. 

The HUD Standards for Success Pilot is the agency’s newly developed standardized reporting framework for its discretionary grant programs. The framework’s main tenants are:

(1) standardization of data elements, measures, definitions, metrics, and reporting periods across discretionary grant programs;
(2) alignment of programmatic data elements and measures with higher-level agency priority goals and objectives; and
(3) the utilization of record-level reports for greater analysis and responsiveness of programs.

The new approach will be implemented incrementally over a multi-year transition period that will refine the approach, the data collected, and the tools developed. The first year of the pilot begins in FY 2017 with a subset of discretionary programs and grants participating, including:

  • Housing Opportunities for Persons with HIV/AIDS (HOPWA) Program
  • Multifamily Housing Service Coordinator (MFSC) Program, Budget-based (B-b) Service Coordinators, Resident Opportunities and Self-Sufficiency (ROSS) Program using AASC Online or FamilyMetrics software
  • FY 2016 Resident Opportunities and Self-Sufficiency (ROSS)

Broader implementation will be made in subsequent transition years.

Source: https://www.hudexchange.info/programs/standards-for-success/


 
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