Insights from the minds at Cognosante

National provider call center delivers exceptional customer support to provider community

Healthcare providers have been required to enroll in many disparate programs to provide and be reimbursed for services under Federal, state, and commercial healthcare plans. The move to a National Provider Identifier (NPI) and the enactment of legislation like the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act have increased the need for […]
Federal health programs, State health and human services

Cognosante supports launch of FFM agent and broker training program

In preparation for the 2016 open enrollment season, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) updated its Federally Facilitated Marketplace (FFM) Agent and Broker training curriculum. Solution: Cognosante developed a comprehensive support plan for MLMS system users based on our extensive call center expertise and our experience serving the broker and agent community. Prior […]
Federal health programs

Modernizing Medicaid managed care

The “mega” Medicaid managed care rule released this spring by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) set in motion a long-overdue overhaul of managed care programs in Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program. As managed care plans oversee larger percentages of enrollees and benefits, the pressure on state Medicaid agencies to ensure […]
Federal health programs, State health and human services

Investing in Medicaid IT

As the nation’s largest public insurance program, Medicaid provides health insurance to 1 out of every 5 Americans. The program supports individuals from birth to end-of-life, paying for approximately 45 percent of births nationwide and more than 50 percent of long-term care services and support, including nursing home care and home and community based services. […]
Federal health programs, State health and human services

What makes Medicaid important?

The U.S. healthcare system is undergoing a rapid transformation, the goal of which is to maximize value of the dollars spent on providing higher quality care with better outcomes to improve overall population health. While the trends associated with this transformation impact all payers and providers, it is Medicaid – the nation’s largest source of […]
Federal health programs, State health and human services

General Manager of HCS Jim Joyce featured in Government Technology Article

Jim Joyce, General Manager of Cognosante’s Health Consulting Services business unit, recently lent his perspective to a story from Government Technology, an award-winning magazine covering information technology’s role in state and local governments.

Federal health programs, State health and human services