Rockville, MD - August 1, 2018 - Turning Point Global Solutions today announced that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Service's (CMS) National Plan and Provider Enumeration System (NPPES) has been named a winner of the 2018 FedHealthIT Innovation Award, presented June 12, 2018 at the National Press Club in Washington, DC.
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NPPES is a web-based system designed to assign standard unique identifiers for healthcare providers and health plans so that electronic transmission of health information can be accomplished more effectively, efficiently, and securely. In order to improve user verification and enhance fraud, waste, and abuse identification initiatives TurningPoint integrated the modernized NPPES solution with several other healthcare systems and technologies, including: PECOS, NPPES Public Search, CMS Identification and Access (I&A), End User Support (EUS), and the NPPES Virtual Data Center (VDC). This enables NPPES to cross-reference data in near-real-time, improving data accuracy while keeping the registration process for users efficient and streamlined.
The NPPES team increased system usability and met the US Digital Service mission by using open source products to improve efficiency and effectiveness, simplify the user experience, and implement enhancements such as a delegation function, automated form completion, self-service, and smart search features. As a result of these modernization activities, NPPES usage has improved significantly and manual interventions have declined by 50 percent.
Ms. Jennifer La Barbera(CMS COR) and TurningPoint team accepting the award
"TurningPoint congratulates the CMS Center for Program Integrity for this recognition," said David Hughes, co-founder of TurningPoint. "We are proud that our modernization of the NPPES system has been so successful in preventing fraud, waste, and abuse in our healthcare system."
Award winners were determined by a panel of judges that included government and industry leaders who evaluated applicants from across the industry, selecting awardees based on their willingness to take on achievable risk and to deliver real results in support of their mission.
This is the second Federal Health IT Innovation Award for TurningPoint, having previously won in the Big Data category for the CMS Advanced Provider Screening (APS) program in 2015.
The Annual Federal Health IT Innovation Awards are hosted by FedHealthIT, a print and digital magazine dedicated to providing news and insights focusing around the Federal Health Market. The annual event brings together Federal Health leaders from government and industry to honor the companies, agencies, and programs that provide innovations in the healthcare technology industry.
Headquartered in Rockville, MD, TurningPoint is a CMMI Maturity Level 4 for Development, independently appraised software engineering professional services firm that serves a diversified group of commercial and government customers, enabling them to generate value from their IT investments. TurningPoint achieves these results through the successful planning, development, integration, and maintenance of IT solutions and by driving operational efficiencies into infrastructure operations. TurningPoint was named 2012 Technology Firm of the Year by Tech Council of Maryland, and ranked 38 on the 2011 Fast 50 ranking of the 50 fastest growing small businesses in the Government Market by Washington Technology. For more information, www.tpgsi.com