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2014 Cognisight News

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December
12.29.14
Cognisight is looking for a part-time proposal writer to join our Sales & Marketing Department. This individual will be responsible for supporting the Vice President of Business Development by handling all aspects of the organization’s proposal process. Minimum 5 years professional experience with a bachelor’s in marketing, business management, journalism, or communications required; experience or coursework in health insurance, healthcare, or risk adjustment preferred. For more information, please click here.
12.03.14 Cognisight was a participant in REGTAP’s User Group today where it was confirmed Initial Validation Audits (IVAs) will start later in 2015 than originally expected. In an effort to continue our long-standing goal of sharing knowledge with clients and potential clients, Cognisight has prepared a summary of our learning’s affecting IVAs in our latest Client Brief.
12.01.14 Proposed regulations for the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act were announced on November 21, 2014 in HHS’ Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters for 2016. In an effort to continue our long-standing goal of sharing knowledge with clients and potential clients, Cognisight has prepared a summary of the proposed changes affecting risk adjustments in our latest Client Brief.
October 10.23.14 The Health Insurance Exchange marketplace has presented a number of challenges for qualified health plans, with the required selection of an Initial Validation Audit (IVA) vendor prior to March 31, 2015 being the latest. “How to Choose an Initial Validation Auditor: Choose the Contenders and not the Pretenders,” written by Cognisight’s Executive Vice President, Kim Browning, was recently published in Healthcare Reform Magazine. In the article she discusses tips on what to look for and what to avoid when selecting your IVA vendor.
10.20.14 Cognisight’s Executive Vice President Kim Browning recently attended AHIP’s Health Insurance Exchange Forum in Washington, DC. In an effort to share knowledge with clients and potential clients, Cognisight’s latest Client Brief highlights key EDGE server implementation dates and information shared at the Forum.
10.02.14 We’re proud to be a sponsor at Healthcare Education Associates 3rd Annual Health Insurance Exchange Summit next week in Las Vegas. Please join Executive Vice President, Kim Browning, on Thursday, October 9th at 3:30pm as she co-presents, “Sustainability: Right-Sizing the Organization to Achieve Sustainability for Year Two & Beyond.” Hope to see you there!
September
09.30.14
Cognisight/GRIPA President & CEO Joseph S. Vasile, MD, MBA will be a presenter at the ACO Alignment Strategy Summit in Alexandria, Virginia on October 30th at 11:00am. Please join him for "Costs of Care in the Pharmacy Using Data Analytics."
09.25.14 Please join Cognisight at the National PACE Association’s 2014 Annual Conference October 26th-29th in San Diego. While you’re there attend our educational session, "ICD-10: Don’t Let Risk Adjustments Be An Afterthought," presented by Cognisight’s Executive Vice President, Kim Browning, and Barbara Nutting of PACE CNY on Tuesday, October 28th at 1:30pm.
09.19.14 In the event you missed REGTAP’s August webinar, Cognisight’s latest Client Brief summarizes key HIX EDGE server implementation dates for you to keep in mind.
August 08.20.14 Chief Medical Officer, Mark H. Belfer, DO, FAAFP, recently authored, “Impact of the Affordable Care Act on Physicians and Their Practices,” published in Family Doctor by the New York State Academy of Family Physicians. Click here to read it now.
08.19.14 Please join Cognisight/GRIPA President & CEO Joseph S. Vasile, MD, MBA at the Accountable Care & Health IT Strategies Summit in Chicago for a speaking engagement on September 19th at 2:25pm. He will be co-presenting "Analytics for Calculating Risk and Return in an Accountable Care and Shared Risk Setting."
08.06.14 Executive Vice President Kim Browning’s article, “Risk Adjustment on the Health Insurance Exchange: Risk Adjustment Will Only Work If You Work Risk Adjustment” was recently published in Healthcare Reform Magazine’s summer issue. In the article Kim discusses the pitfalls to the “it can wait” approach to HIX risk adjustment and options to consider for establishing the foundation for success moving forward.
July 07.31.14 Cognisight would like to congratulate Coders Marjorie Mancini and Cindie McNulty for receiving their ICD-10-CM/PCS trainer certification from the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). Their proficiency in the ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS allows them to train other coding professionals on the coding systems. Great job, Marjorie and Cindie!
June 06.06.14
CMS announced changes to the risk score payment run schedule on June 3, 2014. In an effort to continue our long-standing goal of sharing knowledge with clients and potential clients, Cognisight has prepared a summary of these changes affecting Medicare Advantage and PACE plans in our latest Client Brief.
06.04.14 We would like to congratulate Clinical Reviewer, Gail Woytek, for receiving a “Distinguished Member Award” last night from New York Health Information Management Association (NYHIMA). The award honors individuals who have made a significant contribution at the local, state, and national level in support of the Health Information Management (HIM) profession. NYHIMA is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the professional excellence of its members through education, advocacy, and alliances, thereby ensuring quality health information to benefit the public, the health consumer, providers, and other users of clinical data. Great job, Gail!