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Overview

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Bland is dedicated to fulfilling federal contracts as a leading Certified Public Accountant (CPA) firm, prime contractor, and preferred subcontractor in the United States for the CMS and its Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation (CMMI). Our firm’s experience dates to the early days of traditional Medicare audits in the 1980s. We also have invested in technology to meet today’s standards for monitoring healthcare organizations, payers, practitioners, and patient quality of care outcomes.

Bland has the following talent from which CMS can draw:

  • 25 CPAs and numerous CPA candidates, who are trained to follow Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards (GAGAS) as well as the American Institute of CPAs’ (AICPA’s) Statements on Standards for Consulting Services;
  • 7 Certified Fraud Examiners (CFEs), who are trained to look for patterns indicative of fraud, waste, and abuse;
  • 7 Project Management Professionals (PMPs) AND
  • More than 50 compliance specialists with diverse backgrounds in the healthcare industry and extensive experience working with multiple CMS groups on a variety of contracts. These specialists are experts in Part C claims pricing, Part D Prescription Drug Event regulations, claims system technology, alternative payment models, and Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs).

Bland is at the forefront of healthcare industry compliance and communications on behalf of CMS and its stakeholders. To date, Bland’s contract work has added value to more than 1,000 healthcare organizations. This is our largest business segment, with operations based in Omaha, NE.

 

Government Consulting Experience

  • Support the Shared Savings Program in conducting public reporting and marketing material reviews, as well as education and training
  • Assist with oversight activities of the Pioneer ACO Model, Advance Payment ACO Model, and AIM, including education and training
  • Serve as a primary compliance and monitoring contractor for CMMI’s Comprehensive Primary Care (CPC) Initiative
  • Has extensive experience in conducting “One-third financial audits” for Medicare Advantage Prescription Drug plans, and other audits
  • Unified Program Integrity Contractor for detecting, preventing, and deterring risks and vulnerabilities to the integrity of Medicare and Medicaid programs
  • Supporting Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement new payment model and monitoring of ACO outcomes

“I would recommend them for similar requirements in the future.” – CMS contracting officer

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