Navigation Links
Connextions Inc. Works to Ensure CMS Compliance for Medicare Advantage Plan Providers
Date:7/8/2008

Company Developing Proprietary CMS Training Program To Address Federal Regulator’s New Marketing Compliance Guidelines

Orlando, FL (Vocus) July 8, 2008 -- Connextions Inc. announced today that it has engaged Orlando-based Valencia Enterprises to help develop an intensive training program for its in-house licensed insurance agents in response to new, more stringent guidelines recently published by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) – the federal agency that oversees how health insurance plans market and sell Medicare Advantage (MA) coverage to seniors.

The new 2009 CMS regulations, which also apply to MA Prescription Drug, Cost-Based Plan, and Prescription Drug Plan sponsors, affect all “downstream entities,” such as Connextions, that provide customer-facing services to seniors on behalf of health insurance plans. Connextions is currently engaged by a number of well-known plans, helping them to acquire, retain and service members of all ages.

In addition to the new training mandate, beginning January 1, 2009, CMS will require health plans to:

  • prepare voluntary procedures for self-reporting potential fraud and misconduct, and
  • incorporate fraud, waste and abuse prevention measures into their compliance plan.
To ensure adherence to the new regulations, Connextions has contracted with Valencia Enterprises to help develop an intensive training course that will be mandatory for all current and future in-house insurance agents at Connextions who support the company’s health plan clients. The CMS training is in addition to the rigorous state health insurance licensing, sales and product-specific training that Connextions provides its agents through the company’s in-house College of Insurance®. Valencia was selected to help Connextions develop the CMS curriculum because of its recognized expertise in professional skills training and certification.

“Connextions is training its health insurance agents well in advance of the CMS implementation deadline to ensure that our health plan clients are in compliance with the new federal standards,” said Patty Ogger, Director of Training and Quality. “We intend to play a leadership role in delivering a level of service that benefits health insurers as well as consumers.”

Connextions Inc. is a technology-based business process outsourcing firm with broad expertise in the healthcare industry, assisting well-known health insurance plans and healthcare providers in their efforts to attract, transact with, and retain individual consumers. Connextions is a privately held company, and part of the New Mountain Partners II, L.P. portfolio, a private equity fund sponsored and managed by Manhattan-based New Mountain Capital LLC.

About Connextions Inc.:
Founded in 1992, Connextions’ more than 2,500 professionals provide technology-based business solutions for a long list of America’s best-known corporate and healthcare organizations, including Kaiser-Permanente, FedEx, Sprint, Caremark, Mercedes-Benz, Olympus, SanDisk, Colonial Penn, and Aetna. See www.connextions.com.

About New Mountain Capital:
New Mountain Capital, LLC is a New York-based private equity firm investing for long-term capital appreciation through direct investment in growth equity transactions, leveraged acquisitions and management buyouts. New Mountain seeks out the highest quality growth leaders in carefully selected industry sectors, and then works intensively with management to build the value of those companies. See www.newmountaincapital.com.


For additional information:
Gordon G. Andrew
Senior Vice President
Connextions, Inc.
(407) 563-4440
Cell: (609) 987-0200
gandrew@connextions.com

###


'/>"/>
Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2008 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. Colonial Life Number Two in Worksite Sales
2. On Independence Day, Think Fireworks Safety First
3. FOX Networks Group in Partnership with Portico Learning Solutions Launches Online Employee Health and Safety Orientation Course for Over 3,300 Employees
4. Study uncovers how Ritalin works in brain to boost cognition, focus attention
5. Fujifilm Introduces Breast Imaging Diagnostic Workstation
6. Biofeedback Workshops & Distance Learning Offer Credits and Training Options
7. Agito Networks RoamAnywhere Wins Finalist Award in 8th Annual eWEEK Excellence Awards Program
8. Artery-Opening Method Works Well in Women
9. Nationally Acclaimed Author and Local Life Coaches Help Local Women Find Their Way to Personal Fulfillment at Free Workshops on June 17-18
10. Chemstar Corporation Publishes New Insights on Fresh Produce Safety From CFP Workshop
11. Nationally Acclaimed Author and Local Life Coach Help Local Women Find Their Way to Personal Fulfillment at Free Workshop on June 12
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Connextions Inc. Works to Ensure CMS Compliance for Medicare Advantage Plan Providers
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... Ellevate Network, the leading network for professional women, ... towards gender equality at their inaugural Summit in New York City in June. The ... social audience of over 3 million. To watch the Mobilize Women video, click ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... ... Software Development, has been awarded a contract by the Center for Medicare and ... aims to accelerate the enterprise use of Agile methodologies in a consistent and ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) , ... October 12, ... ... and Dr. Cheng, are now treating sleep apnea using cutting-edge Oventus ... sleep apnea, a serious sleep disorder characterized by frequent cessation in breathing. Oral ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... Bethesda, MD (PRWEB) , ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... Award of Excellence to Carol Friedman, PhD, FACMI, during the Opening Session of AMIA’s ... 4 – 8. , In honor of Morris F. Collen, a pioneer in the ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... HMP , a leader in ... 2017 Folio Magazine Eddie Digital Award for ‘Best B-to-B Healthcare Website.’ Winners were announced ... 2017. , The annual award competition recognizes editorial and design excellence across a range ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/12/2017)... --  Divoti USA will engrave and process all ... the latest FDA requirements, which stipulates new criteria regarding medical device ... of Medical ID jewelry such as Medical ID Bracelets, can rest ... terms of the new FDA requirements . ... Divoti offers this dark mark fiber laser engraving ...
(Date:10/11/2017)... , Oct. 11, 2017  BioPharmX Corporation (NYSE ... team that developed an innovative way to use nonlinear ... the delivery of new drugs. ... Clinical Dermatology Conference will show how researchers from BioPharmX ... Harvard Medical School used a suite of imaging techniques ...
(Date:10/11/2017)...  True Health, a leader in integrated diagnostics ... National Breast Cancer Awareness month to educate doctors ... Research recently published in ... than 10 million American women are at significant ... BRCA2 and have not had testing. These mutations can ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: