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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Cognosante CEO Michele Kang to Present at the 34th Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference

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

Cognosante today announced that CEO Michele Kang will present at the 34th Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference on Wednesday, January 13, 2016, at 9:30 a.m. PT (12:30 p.m. ET) in San Francisco.

Cognosante Promotes Davis Foster to President of Health Data and Communications

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

Cognosante today announced the promotion of Davis Foster to President of its Health Data and Communications (HDC) Business Unit, where she will continue guiding the company’s work with government healthcare agencies.

4 Ways To Capitalize On Industry Transformation

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

It’s important to trust your gut, especially during tough times. Just ask Cognosante Founder and Chief Executive Officer Y. Michele Kang, who launched the Virginia-based business during the 2008 financial crisis.

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Spaulding Decon Announces the Grand Opening of Franchise in Austin, Texas

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

Spaulding Decon, a nationally established leader in crime-scene cleanup, hoarding cleanup and meth-lab decontamination, today announced the grand opening of its franchise location in Austin, Texas. The company will provide decontamination services to businesses and private residents statewide. Franchisee James Lynch began official operations on April 29 and will host a ceremonial ribbon-cutting on May 5 at 4 p.m. at the Round Rock Chamber, 212 East Main Street, Round Rock, Texas, 78664.

Spaulding Decon Announces the Grand Opening of Wichita Franchise

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

Spaulding Decon, a nationally established leader in crime-scene cleanup, hoarding cleanup and meth-lab decontamination, today announced the grand opening of its first franchise, located in Wichita, Kan. The company will provide decontamination services to residents of Kansas and neighboring states, including Missouri, Nebraska and Oklahoma. Franchisee and Kansas native Justin Kufahl will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrating the announcement on April 15 at 11 a.m. at the Wichita Metro Chamber of Commerce, 350 West Douglas Avenue, Wichita, Kan., 67202.

Wolters Kluwer to Present on the Financial Benefit of Improved Sepsis Outcomes at Becker’s CIO/HIT + Revenue Cycle Conference

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

The Health division of Wolters Kluwer, a leading global provider of information and point of care solutions for the healthcare industry, will discuss how one hospital has saved millions in care costs through the improved early detection and treatment of sepsis at the upcoming Becker’s Hospital Review CIO/HIT + Revenue Cycle Conference. During “The ROI of Technology-Enabled Sepsis Mitigation,” Sean Benson, Vice President and General Manager of POC Advisor for Wolters Kluwer Clinical Software Solutions, will explore how Alabama’s Huntsville Hospital utilized real-time clinical surveillance and data analytics from POC Advisor™ to reduce sepsis mortality by 53%, as documented in the June 2016 issue of The Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association (JAMIA).

JAMIA Study: Wolters Kluwer Surveillance System Reduces Sepsis Deaths

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

The Health division of Wolters Kluwer, a leading global provider of information and point of care solutions for the healthcare industry, announced today that The Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association (JAMIA) has published a study by researchers Sharad Manaktala, MD, PhD, et al. detailing a significant reduction in sepsis mortality using automated surveillance and real-time analysis. The study examines how clinicians at Alabama’s Huntsville Hospital decreased sepsis-related deaths by 53% during a 10-month period using a combination of clinical change management and electronic alerting from POC Advisor™, a highly-accurate clinical decision support (CDS) software. The system’s alerts detect sepsis early and guide clinicians to deliver the appropriate treatment, resulting in a breakthrough in alert accuracy, reaching 95% sensitivity and 82% specificity during the study period.

Spaulding Decon Franchise to Open in Wichita

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

Augusta native Justin Kufahl has had a peripatetic life in recent years.

“Up until now I kind of did things that were interesting to me or sounded like fun or were exotic,” he says, explaining that he’s moved every six months to year and a half with various adventures.

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