How to Mitigate Compliance Risk & Improve Operations—An A-to-Z Approach

As the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) increases its scrutiny and escalates enforcement, Compliance managers are on guard to ensure regulatory standards are met—and fines, sanctions, or even termination from CMS programs, are avoided. How can Compliance and Operations managers mitigate compliance risk and improve operations? The best way to avoid compliance errors…

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Are Your Policies and Procedures Audit-Ready?

Policies and procedures are essential tools for any organization. By clearly articulating the requirements established by external oversight bodies and internal standards, they are an effective control to support consistency, accountability, and compliance. To be effective, policies and procedures should be: Designed as tools that help employees make decisions related to their assigned tasks/responsibilities; Clear,…

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How to be a Rising Star—What Ratings Mean and How to Improve Them

It’s no secret that Star Ratings can have a significant impact on a health plan’s membership and bottom line. As competition increases, it’s essential to have strategies in place to elevate or maintain a 4+ star rating. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released Highlights of Contract Performance in 2021 Star Ratings.…

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CODY hires Julie Hughes as Chief Compliance Officer

Julie Hughes expands leadership position with health plan compliance expertise CODY®, a Tampa, Fla.-based healthcare technology and consulting firm, has hired health plan compliance expert Julie Hughes as Chief Compliance Officer. In this role, Hughes will lead CODY’s internal compliance program and deliver compliance consulting services to clients. She will be instrumental in working across the organization…

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CODY CEO authors chapter in new book for healthcare compliance professionals

Deb Mabari’s chapter covers payer privacy issues in the Health Care Compliance Association’s latest edition of “Health Care Privacy Compliance Handbook” TAMPA, Fla. (Oct. 27, 2020) – Deb Mabari, chief executive officer of CODY®, a Tampa, Fla.-based healthcare technology and consulting firm, has authored a chapter in the Health Care Compliance Association’s newest edition of…

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Six Reasons Why Consolidating Software Applications Makes Sense

In today’s rapidly changing environment, health plans operating in silos or with dated legacy systems are struggling to keep up. As competition increases and technology evolves, companies are searching for answers—should they purchase software applications individually or buy a suite or bundle? IT purchasing managers face difficult challenges as business needs grow, software solutions change,…

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Can Artificial Intelligence (AI) Change the Future of Healthcare Operations?

Artificial Intelligence (AI) will become a larger factor in all facets of life soon… …in everything from self-driving cars to industrial manufacturing to the way we entertain ourselves. These changes will impact every part of healthcare also, from diagnosis through treatment and even into administrative and operational functions. CMS has started two initiatives directly related…

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CMS Skips Another Year on the MCMG

Health plans are wondering “where are my updated Medicare Communications and Marketing Guidelines (MCMG)?” For the second consecutive year, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) stated that there will be no updated MCMG for CY2021. Instead, plans are instructed to use the existing MCMG and related memos from CY2020. How will changes be…

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Can Medicare Advantage Cure America’s Healthcare Crisis?

The face of America is changing. Race relations are evolving. Social interaction has been altered, perhaps forever. The economy is transforming. And our healthcare crisis is ripe for disruption. Is this revolution going to be painful or painless, bloody or bloodless? Are you prepared for seismic shifts in the way our country provides healthcare? Forbes…

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Why Virtual Workplaces Work

In an age of uncertainty, some things are certain. Virtual Workplaces can and do work. CODY has been a virtual company since inception. We are innovators, not just in the marketplace, but in how we operate internally. Our culture embraces automation and we are constantly increasing our productivity.  We believe in bottom line ROI results…

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