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KG Health Partners, Inc. Announces Partnership with ClinicAnywhere to Deploy HealthFusion’s MediTouch Software

Posted in Press Releases on Wednesday, August 24, 2016.

KG Health Partners, Inc. (KGHP), a leading mobile podiatric care provider serving Florida’s long-term care (LTC) facilities as a partner in the care continuum, today announced that it has partnered with ClinicAnywhere to deploy MediTouch® from HealthFusion® within its mobile podiatry practices. ClinicAnywhere, HealthFusion’s largest Platinum Partner, will also provide end-user training and ongoing support for KGHP practices using the cloud-based electronic health record and practice management (EHR/PM) software.

Wolters Kluwer Launches Zika Resource Portal Providing a Trusted Information Source for Evolving Clinical Knowledge on Rapidly Spreading Virus

Posted in Press Releases on Wednesday, August 24, 2016.

The Health division of Wolters Kluwer, a leading global provider of information and point of care solutions for the healthcare industry, has launched the Zika Resource Portal, a single point of access to trusted clinical knowledge and current information to help healthcare professionals worldwide stay up-to-date on the rapidly spreading virus. The portal provides complimentary access to leading evidence-based point of care clinical, learning and research solutions from Wolters Kluwer, as well as continuous updates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and World Health Organization (WHO).

A Weightier ICD-10 — Is the Industry Ready for the First Round of Updates?

Posted in Client News Coverage on Tuesday, August 23, 2016.

The all-important transition to ICD-10 has come and gone, and early indicators suggest that the industry crossed the finish line satisfactorily. Years of preparation and planning appear to be paying off as health care organizations absorb the mammoth code set—with five times as many codes as its predecessor—into their clinical and financial systems.

For the Record »

Healthcare’s Growing Analytics Conundrum

Posted in Client News Coverage on Tuesday, August 23, 2016.

Data analytics plays a critical role in today’s quality- and value-based healthcare environment. Yet hospitals and health systems struggle with designing systems to capture information in a way that is complete and accurate. As a result, many are calling into question the integrity of their data and its usefulness as a tool for achieving desired outcomes.

Health System Management »

Cognosante to Assist Washington Medicaid Program with MITA Self-assessmet

Posted in Press Releases on Tuesday, August 23, 2016.

Cognosante announced today its selection by the Washington State Health Care Authority (HCA), Washington’s Medicaid agency, to provide guidance and expertise as the State completes its Medicaid Information Technology Architecture 3.0 State Self-Assessment (MITA SS-A).

Sean Bauer Joins Cognosante as Vice President of Capture

Posted in Press Releases on Tuesday, August 23, 2016.

Cognosante today announced the appointment of Sean Bauer as Vice President of Capture.  In this role, Sean will apply 20 years of executive management and leadership experience and an extensive track record designing innovative business solutions to enhancing the company’s business acquisition process and client portfolio.

Chethan Laxman Joins Cognosante as Vice President, Marketplace Data Analysis

Posted in Press Releases on Tuesday, August 23, 2016.

Cognosante today announced that Chethan Laxman has joined the company as Vice President.  A proven senior executive with more than two decades of leadership in finance and technology, Chethan will oversee the company’s Marketplace Data Analysis program, which provides critical data reconciliation and analysis in support of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

A Primer on Medicaid/CHIP Managed Care Reform

Posted in Client News Coverage on Tuesday, August 23, 2016.

On May 6, 2016, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) published a final regulation in the Federal Register concerning managed care in Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).  The first overhaul of Medicaid and CHIP managed care regulations in more than a decade, the rule “updates how Medicaid works for the nearly two-thirds of beneficiaries who get coverage through private managed care plans,” wrote CMS Acting Administrator Andy Slavitt and Vikki Wachino, CMS Deputy Administrator and Director for the Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services, in a CMS blog post.

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Cognosante Announces Key Senior Leadership Promotions

Posted in Press Releases on Tuesday, August 23, 2016.

Cognosante today announced the promotions of three members of its leadership team. Erick Peters, Cognosante’s Chief Technology Officer, was promoted from Vice President to Senior Vice President; Corey Stevenson from Vice President to Senior Vice President, Clients & Delivery; and Kenneth Dybevik from Program Director to Vice President, Consulting.

Industry Offers Mixed Reactions to the Medicaid 'Uber Rule'

Posted in Client News Coverage on Tuesday, August 23, 2016.

On April 25, CMS released its final rule on regulatory changes to Medicaid managed care programs and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). The new regulations will be implemented in phases, beginning on July 1, 2017.

Healthcare Dive »

Former CMS Medicaid Policy Analyst Rebecca Bruno Joins Cognosante

Posted in Press Releases on Tuesday, August 23, 2016.

Cognosante today announced that Rebecca Bruno has joined the firm as a Director with its Solutions Lab. Having spent the past decade analyzing and advising on policy related to Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) at the federal, state, and local levels, Rebecca will now apply her experience to the design and enhancement of Cognosante’s customer-oriented solutions.

Editorial: Better Oversight for Medicaid; A Questionable Start on Doc Pay

Posted in Client News Coverage on Tuesday, August 23, 2016.

It was a field day last week for health wonks in Washington. The CMS issued two major rules—one final, one proposed—that will shape how nearly half the nation's healthcare tab gets spent over the next decade.

Modern Healthcare »

Cognosane to Assist with Arizona's Medicaid Program with MITA Self-assessments

Posted in Press Releases on Tuesday, August 23, 2016.

Cognosante announced today that it has been selected by the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS), Arizona’s Medicaid agency, to guide completion of the state’s Medicaid Information Technology Architecture 3.0 State Self-Assessment (MITA SS-A). Mandated by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the MITA SS-A is designed to help states assess their current and future operating environments and develop a roadmap for enhancing the capabilities of the Medicaid Enterprise.

New CMS Rule Could Significantly Impact Medicaid Managed Care

Posted in Client News Coverage on Tuesday, August 23, 2016.

For state Medicaid and CHIP programs, successful implementation of the new rule is dependent on their ability to collect, store, analyze, and report on operational, financial, and program data from managed care plans.

Managed Healthcare Executive »

Cognosante Opens Business Process Outsourcing Center; Brings 400 Jobs to Phoenix, AZ

Posted in Press Releases on Tuesday, August 23, 2016.

Cognosante today celebrated its expansion into Phoenix, AZ with the grand opening of a state-of-the-art business process outsourcing (BPO) center. The 75,000-square-foot facility will initially house 400 professionals who will provide critical health data services for a key Patient Protection and Affordable Care (ACA) program for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. The company is committed to the Phoenix region and plans to continue investing in and growing the center. Cognosante selected Phoenix as its newest location because of the abundance of professional, technical, and educational resources the city offers, all vital to the company’s commitment to providing outstanding value to its customers.