Rockville, MD – April 20, 2011 – Turning Point Global Solutions, a software engineering and Information Technology (IT) professional services firm, today announced that it has been selected by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to provide data cleansing and enhancement services to better enable CMS to meet their mission of ensuring effective, up-to-date health care coverage and promoting quality care for beneficiaries. CMS contracted with TurningPoint to enhance the information available for public reporting on the Physicians and Other Healthcare Professionals Directory (PHPD) located on the CMS website.

“Our knowledge of the CMS mission, stakeholders and business intelligence data correlation uniquely positions us to interject fresh ideas, act independently, and establish a collaborative environment with the other support contractors in focusing on achieving CMS’s goals and objectives for Data Cleansing and Enhancement Services” said David Hughes, Managing Partner and Co-Founder of TurningPoint.


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Under this contract, TurningPoint will cleanse, correct, and augment PHPD information through verification of data against Provider Enrollment Chain Ownership System (PECOS) and other highly reliable 3rd-party data sources. TurningPoint will leverage its extensive understanding of Federal, HHS, and CMS guidelines, health information technology, data enhancement, cleansing and data warehousing technologies while performing under this contract. National Government Services (NGS) is serving as a subcontractor to TurningPoint on this engagement.

“We are excited to be expanding our relationship with CMS to demonstrate how TurningPoint can apply its expertise in using Extract, Transform, and Load (ETL) tools and business processes that leverage external high quality data sources to standardize data formats, eliminate duplicate data, improve data accuracies, augment additional information, and ultimately increase business intelligence.” said TurningPoint CEO Bangalore Shivacharan. “This important project will help CMS to ensure delivery of the highest quality data from its website.”

About Turning Point Global Solutions

Headquartered in Rockville, MD, TurningPoint is a CMMI Maturity Level 3 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’s focus is on providing high availability business applications that improve bottom-line results by streamlining high-transaction-volume, mission-critical business processes. For more information, visit