As 2021 comes to a close, Healthcare Management Solutions, LLC (HMS) takes a look back at this year of progress. We have overcome many obstacles posed by the COVID-19 pandemic and take much pride in the tireless work of our dedicated team members.
HMS 2021 Contract Wins: Selected Highlights
South Carolina Dept. of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) Selected HMS to Establish New Inspection System and Processes: HMS is providing DHEC with a complete and functioning inspection system, and preparing DHEC to maintain it effectively. We are improving the overall efficiency of DHEC’s business processes by implementing standards for training, surveys, complaints, and management, along with a detailed process that provides specific guidelines to implement the approved plan for merging DHEC’s licensing and certification bureaus. This contract continues through March 2022. Read more.
HMS Awarded Survey Contract by South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control: This contract requires HMS to conduct Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recertification/revisit/complaint surveys in long-term care and non-long-term care facilities identified by DHEC. Read more.
Alabama Department of Public Health, Bureau of Health Provider Standards, Contracted with HMS to Conduct Compliance Surveys: HMS conducts surveys required to determine compliance of long-term care (LTC) facilities and intermediate care facilities for individuals with intellectual disabilities (ICFs/IID) with federal regulations. Read more.
Nevada Department of Health and Human Services Awarded HMS Contract to Conduct Vital Federal Health Facility Inspections: HMS is conducting federal recertification surveys, including emergency preparedness surveys where applicable, federal complaint surveys and federal follow-up surveys for all specified facility types. HMS also gathers documentation related to compliance with state inspections, such as background check and tuberculosis screening documents, and submit the documents to the Division for compliance assessment. Read more.
HMS Selected to Audit STS National Database for Society of Thoracic Surgeons: HMS is conducting an annual external audit of the STS Adult Cardiac Surgery and Intermacs National Databases. The audit is examining the accuracy, consistency and completeness of data, to ensure the integrity of the database for users who rely on it for reimbursement, quality improvement, public reporting, research, development of public policy, and other purposes. Read more.
HMS Celebrated Our 19th Anniversary by Giving Back
To celebrate our 19 years in business and live into our mission of protecting vulnerable populations, HMS donated $1,900 to the nonprofit Connecting Link, Inc. The donation supported individuals in crisis and assisted residents of North Central West Virginia in becoming more self-sufficient. HMS’ contribution is a combined cash and in-kind donation: a $1,000 check plus $900 worth of car seats, diapers and wipes.
HMS Expanded Our Leadership Team
Mark Koepke, Business Development Director
HMS welcomed Mark Koepke as its new business development director. Koepke, in collaboration with HMS’ leadership team, is responsible for developing initiatives to achieve the company’s long-term growth goals. Koepke’s business development knowledge coupled with his years of health policy experience has made him the ideal fit at HMS.
Ann Kenny, Chief Growth Officer
HMS began the new year with a new chief growth officer: Ann Kenny, MPH, BSN, RN. Kenny focuses on business development primarily at CMS but also in other federal agencies and bridges the gap between HMS’ various departments and capabilities. Kenny’s 30+ years of management experience in the healthcare field and extensive business development skills have molded her into the effective leader she is today at HMS. In November, Kenny was named a 2022 FedHealthIT100 Award Recipient by a panel of current and former federal and industry leaders from across the federal health IT sector. The award honors individuals who are making an impact, going above and beyond, driving innovation and positive outcomes, challenging conventional wisdom, and giving back to the larger community.
As rewarding as 2021 has been, HMS is eager to continue serving state and federal agencies, energized about finding new opportunities to expand and deepen our value, and dedicated to furthering our work to protect vulnerable populations in 2022.