CMS-approved accounting system. Arch has a CMS-approved accounting system and financial adequacy which is imperative for the management of Cost Plus Fixed Fee and Cost plus Award Fee contracts.
CMS Technical Environment Experience. Arch has a multitude of accomplishments in the CMS technical environment, a vital reason that we are the best choice for CMS projects, now and in the future.
Arch has unique capabilities as a small business because we are currently staffed with CMS technical experts, former CMS Office of Information Services (OIS) employees, and have built a staffing network with CMS experts in various areas of the SOW.
The excellent experience and understanding of the Technical Reference Architecture (TRA), hardware, software and security accreditation such as Authority to Operate (ATO), and various Gate Reviews at CMS makes Arch an attractive small business contractor.
Proven Innovations Capabilities. Arch has a corporate commitment to total quality and to producing solutions that are innovative yet cost-effective. Our corporate experience has delivered to CMS purposeful, value-driven innovations that have reduced costs, improved quality, save time, and so realized efficiency.
Arch brought cost-savings of $125,000 in the Base Year of the Physician Quality Reporting System and Electronic Prescribing Incentive Program Data Validation (PQRS eRx DV) project by successfully completing project deliverables below allocated funding, and in the Option Year (OY) 1 Arch has effectively identified potential fraud and recommended program improvements (over $179,000). Arch also provided agile and efficient migration of the Recovery Audit Contract (RAC) Data Warehouse (DW) system from the Companion Data System (CDS) data center to the IT-CNP data center within three weeks of project inception.
Clinical Subject Matter Expertise for IT Systems Development and Supporting Services. Our vast CMS experience led us to realize the importance of clinical subject matter expertise in developing CMS IT systems, solutions, and services. We therefore invested in building a clinical business line at Arch with experienced physicians and nurses, termed as the Arch Clinical Enterprise (ACE) Group. This staff helps Arch bridge the gap between clinical and IT knowledge that otherwise tends to exist in system development; our diverse teams are cooperative and synchronized and are consequently able to produce exceptionally comprehensive results. Their clinical and subject matter contributions towards the various phases of the Expedited Life Cycle (XLC) ensure that our solutions and services align with the healthcare needs of the Medicare and Medicaid beneficiary populations, providers, and insurance companies.
Arch has also invested in Training Specialists for systems training, learning management, and education and outreach support services, so we are always able to provide up-to-date, state-of-the art educational experiences. Our Training Business Service augments our clinical and IT capabilities in projects such as the Unified Case Management System (UCM).