Development and training happen on both sides of a government consulting engagement with Bland & Associates, P.C. We are first and foremost learners, but we also deliver simplified processes, data, and training to multiple engagements for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).
For example, our Government Consulting team has regularly taken on the development and updating of new audit protocols and processes that become the approved standard for future audits. We develop dashboards, answers to FAQs, and one-sheets to simplify data streams for a variety of internal and external CMS audiences. Bland & Associates also conducts webinars for Medicare services providers prior to and following an audit to support understanding and improvements.
Internally, our team has experience working with CMS on audits, program oversight, monitoring and compliance, forensic analysis, and fraud, waste, and abuse detection. Our management team consists of shareholders, directors, and managers, supported by solution-focused professionals, of whom many are CPAs, Certified Fraud Examiners (CFE), and/or have advanced degrees. Our staff invests at least 50 hours per person annually on continuing professional education.
The pioneering environment of healthcare systems requires continuing staff trainings and briefings to help our team deliver best practices. Bland & Associates emphasizes an integrated team of professionals who exhibit senior-level intelligence and youthful resourcefulness. We focus on the future of health care.
In addition, government consulting personnel participates in the Bland’s Leadership Institute for the Next Generation (BLING) program.
The program is designed to develop the next generation of leaders. It uses a strengths-based approach, both in the classroom and in individual coaching sessions. Participants first focus on leading themselves by identifying their core values and leadership brand. Next participants move to leading others by learning about motivation, managing conflict, and accountability. Leading the business is the last phase, where participants think strategically and manage change.