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SAMHSA IDIQ Award / Domains II and V / Awarded 8/1/22 – Publish upon approval from Econometrica

SoftDev Earns Spot Among SAMHSA IDIQ Awardees  

Baltimore, MD— August 1, 2022 SoftDev Earns Spot Among SAMHSA IDIQ Awardees 

Expanding into a new agency, SoftDev was awarded as a subcontractor on Domain II: Statistical Projects and Domain V: Technical Assistance and Training Projects. The SAMHSA IDIQ will support the core principles and five priority areas outlined by the SAMHSA Strategic Plan FY2019-FY2023. The five priority areas include:  

  1. Combating the Opioid Crisis through the Expansion of Prevention, Treatment, and Recovery Support Services  
  1. Addressing Serious Mental Illness and Serious Emotional Disturbances  
  1. Advancing Prevention, Treatment, and Recovery Support Services for Substance Use  
  1. Improving Data Collection, Analysis, Dissemination, and Program and Policy Evaluation  
  1. Strengthening Health Practitioner Training and Education  

Under Domain II, SoftDev will expand are existing data expertise by delivering sampling designs and statistical methods; acquisition and development of data; analyses of complex quantitative data; and development, implementation, and testing of quality tools. Domain V will expand SoftDev’s technical assistance portfolio with services including the maintenance of training programs; development of technical assistance and training materials and mechanisms; and the provision of all related services necessary to implement high quality technical assistance.  

SoftDev is honored to support Econometrica, LLC, [make name link to this url:  https://econometricainc.com/] as our prime on this important contract vehicle, and to utilized data to improve lives through better outcomes in mental and behavioral health.  

 

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(919) 246-4380 

robin.kaiser@softdevinc.com 

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ESRD Help Desk Program Named as a FedHealthIT Innovation Award Recipient

FedHealthIT published its list of 8th Annual FedHealthIT Innovation Award winners. Among those named was SoftDev’s prime effort, the ESRD Help Desk. This award recognizes and honors the Federal Health technology and consulting community by celebrating programs nominated and selected by their peers for driving innovation and results across the Department of Veterans Affairs, Military Health, Health and Human Services, and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

The ESRD Help Desk supports the Center for Medicare’s purpose by providing ESRD Subject Matter Expertise and case management services to Medicare Advantage plans when a plan assumes improper Medicare payment. In collaboration with CMS, SoftDev has delivered process innovation that has matured and expedited data reconciliation at a far faster pace. The significance of these cases is that each case represents beneficiary lives– patients with ESRD – which have financial implications on their payments for treatment. The Medicare Advantage Organizations (MAOs) have expressed tremendous support and gratitude for the new process and the quick resolution to ESRD patient claim issues that have existed for many years. SoftDev is proud to have delivered these improvements to the community and, at the same time, honored our mission to improve lives. We recognize and thank our ESRD Help Desk team, including our leads Michael Kennedy, PhD, Danny Grandison, Nancy Carlson, MPA, Cindy Smith, and Patrice Riley for all their thought leadership, hard work, and dedication to the ESRD Community.

This 2022 FedHealthIT Innovation award represents the sixth such award to SoftDev in four years. SoftDev has been recognized in 2018, 2020, and 2021 for innovation delivered on the following programs:  CMS / CROWN Data Discrepancy Support (2 awards), CMS / Alignment of the Quality and Public Reporting Programs and Websites (2 awards), and AHRQ / Medical Expenditure Panel Survey – Household Component Health Policy Booklet Abstraction.

2022 FedHealthIT Innovation Award Winners

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Robin Kaiser

(919) 246-4380

robin.kaiser@softdevinc.com

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SoftDev Announces ISO 9001:2015 Certification

SoftDev is proud to announce that it has earned ISO 9001:2015 certification after an extensive audit of the company’s internal operations. Adoption of this quality management system is a strategic decision to enhance our overall performance and ensure that we continue to provide our customers with the high-quality services and products we are known for. SoftDev’s ISO 9001:2015 certification will augment our existing CMMI-DEV ML3 certification.

ISO 9001:2015 is a globally recognized quality management standard developed and published by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). This standard provides a model that organizations of all types and sizes can use for building an effective quality management system. Built on various quality management principles including a strong focus on customers, an involvement of high-level organization management, a process approach, and an ongoing improvement of the process, ISO 9001:2015 helps ensure that customers get consistent, high-quality products and services.

“SoftDev is excited that we can add this new ISO 9001:2015 certification in conjunction with our CMMI certification to pursue the highest level of quality. Although SoftDev is known in the industry for our quality and customer focus, validating our processes through ISO 9001:2015 brings an added level of confidence for our customers,” said Robin Kaiser, President at SoftDev.

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SoftDev Achieves Inc. Magazine’s List of the Fastest-Growing Private Companies in the D.C. Metro Region

Inc. magazine today revealed that SoftDev Incorporated (SoftDev) is No. 240 on its second annual Inc. 5000 Regionals: D.C. Metro list, the most prestigious ranking of the fastest-growing Washington, D.C., area-based private companies. Born of the annual Inc. 5000 franchise, this regional list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the D.C. area economy’s most dynamic segment—its independent small businesses.

“I am extremely proud for SoftDev to be listed among the Inc. Magazine’s List of the fastest growing private companies in the D.C. Metro region. SoftDev relocated to Baltimore from the Raleigh, NC area in early 2020. The D.C. Metro region is an extremely competitive marketplace and our success here shows that we are primed to grow and scale even further.”, said Robin Kaiser, SoftDev’s President & CEO.

The companies on this list show stunning rates of growth across all industries in the Washington, D.C., region. Between 2017 and 2019, these 250 private companies had an average growth rate of 211 percent and, in 2019 alone, they employed more than 120,000 people and added nearly $15 billion to the D.C. area economy. Companies based in major metro areas—Baltimore, Maryland, the Washington, D.C. area, and Richmond, Virginia—brought in the highest revenue overall.

Complete results of the Inc. 5000 Regionals: D.C. Metro, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, metro area, and other criteria, can be found at https://www.inc.com/inc5000/regionals/washington-dc.

“This list proves the power of companies in the Washington, D.C. area no matter the industry,” says Inc. editor in chief Scott Omelianuk. “The impressive revenues and growth rates prove the insight and diligence of CEOs and that these businesses are here to stay.”

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SoftDev Announces ESRD Help Desk – HUBZone Contract Award

SoftDev continues to prove its placement as the End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Program data quality expert with a competitive HUBZone award for the CMS ESRD Help Desk contract. This effort brings SoftDev’s ESRD expertise to the Center for Medicare (CM), supporting CM in its data quality interests. With streamlined processes and the added benefit of cognitive solutions, SoftDev is excited to bring innovative ideas forward for the ongoing benefit of the ESRD Program across the nation.  “SoftDev is invested in making sure the ESRD community has what it needs – from every perspective. With AI and ML in our toolset, we can operate at lightning speed without compromising on quality. This is an exciting time for me, personally, and for my team. I could not be prouder of what we have achieved. The SoftDev team has continued to demonstrate its creativity with new ideas and innovations that serve the interests of CMS, , providers, and patients tackling kidney disease,” stated Robin Kaiser, President at SoftDev.

The ESRD Help Desk supports CM’s mission by providing case management services to Medicare Advantage and Prescription Drug Plans (MAPDs) that ensure proper payment under the ESRD Program. The ESRD Program continues to account for a significant portion of the Medicare budget, approximately 7% of the Medicare fee-for-service spending despite representing less than 1% of the total Medicare population. At the same time, ESRD Patient populations are increasing by 5% and the number of dialysis providers increase by almost 7% annually, impacting the burden of data submissions for dialysis providers to increase proportionally. Given these complicating factors, CM requires clear confidence in that ability to reconcile discrepancies and ensure proper payments are made through the ESRD Help Desk.

Founded in 1999, SoftDev a leading healthcare IT company. The firm is an SBA-certified HUBZone and Woman Owned Small Business (WOSB).

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Inc. Magazine Unveils Its Annual List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies—the Inc. 5000

For the 3rd Time, SoftDev Appears on the Inc. 5000,

Ranking No. 3,869 With Three-Year Revenue Growth of 92.12 Percent

Inc. magazine today revealed that SoftDev Incorporated (SoftDev) is No. 3,869 on its annual Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment—its independent small businesses.

“Being on the Inc. 5000 list three times is a significant achievement. It demonstrates the results of our hard work to expand our portfolio and delve into new federal agencies and gain new customers. I am extremely proud of SoftDev’s growth due to the tremendous performance of our staff. I am also grateful for the support of our customers and their trust in our ability to deliver.” said Robin Kaiser, SoftDev President.

Not only have the companies on the 2020 Inc. 5000 been very competitive within their markets, but the list shows staggering growth compared with prior lists as well. The 2020 Inc. 5000 achieved an incredible three-year average growth of over 500 percent, and a median rate of 165 percent. The Inc. 5000’s aggregate revenue was $209 billion in 2019, accounting for over 1 million jobs over the past three years.

Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found at www.inc.com/inc5000.

“The companies on this year’s Inc. 5000 come from nearly every realm of business,” says Inc. editor-in-chief Scott Omelianuk. “From health and software to media and hospitality, the 2020 list proves that no matter the sector, incredible growth is based on the foundations of tenacity and opportunism.”

The annual Inc. 5000 event honoring the companies on the list will be held virtually from October 23 to 27, 2020. As always, speakers will include some of the greatest innovators and business leaders of our generation.

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Melanie Marsh, Director of Business Development

SoftDev is pleased to announce the promotion of Melanie Marsh from Capture Manager to Director of Business Development effective October 1, 2018.  Melanie has been with SoftDev for nearly four years, starting as a consultant and officially joining the company as Capture Manager.  As Director of Business Development, she will be responsible for the management and execution of the full Business Development life-cycle in support of the company’s vision, strategy and growth.

During her tenure at SoftDev, Melanie has implemented business development protocols and roadmaps that have played a key role advancing SoftDev’s visibility to customers and partners and securing contract awards.  For example, in 2018 alone, Melanie has led efforts resulting in four contract awards, including a CMS HUBZone sole source contract, CROWN Data Discrepancy Support; a U.S. Census Bureau Health Informatics Expert contract; the CMS Measurement and Instrument Development and Support (MIDS) IDIQ contract; and the NITAAC CIO-SP3 HUBZone Ramp On GWAC.  She was also instrumental in SoftDev’s submission for our 2018 FedHealthIT Innovation Award.  Melanie is frequently recognized by our partners for her outstanding performance and dedication.

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SoftDev Announces CMS Measure Instrument Development and Support (MIDS) Contract Award

SoftDev today announced that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) awarded SoftDev a much coveted spot on the Measure Instrument Development and Support (MIDS) Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ). With this win, SoftDev will expand our portfolio of services within CMS as we act to support task orders to develop, test, refine, revise, maintain, implement, and publicly report care measures. Our expertise in electronic health records and data services management within CMS will empower SoftDev to bring great value to MIDS as a small business prime. “SoftDev is anxious to get to work on MIDS. As a subcontractor on the previous MIDS iteration, we are honored to move into our new role as a prime and to continue to perform in close partnership with CMS and our much-valued industry partners,” said Robin Kaiser, President at SoftDev.

The MIDS IDIQ provides a vehicle to objectively evaluate and promote quality of care within the Federal quality reporting programs by aligning with the Measures Management System (MMS) Blueprint, a comprehensive and structured process for developing and maintaining evidence-based clinical quality measures. This highly technical work requires the expertise and services to perform quality measurement program support activities within a highly structured process. Data collection, analytics, management, and outreach will all serve as key components within task order activities. Under this award, SoftDev will gain added expertise and understanding regarding the clinical quality measures as we act to support meaningful measures, patients over paperwork, and measures that enable greater impact on issues impacting the nation such as the opioid epidemic. The contract is for 10 years, including the 5 year base and one option period.

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Inc. Magazine Unveils Its 37th Annual List of America’s Fastest – Growing Private Companies – the Inc. 5000

For the 2nd Time, SoftDev Appears on the Inc. 5000,

Ranking No. 1417 With Three-Year Revenue Growth of 332 Percent

Inc. magazine today revealed that SoftDev is No. 1417 on its 37th annual Inc. 5000, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment—its independent small businesses.

“Being on the Inc. 5000 list for two consecutive years with an improved ranking [from 3961 to 1417] is a significant achievement. I am extremely proud of SoftDev’s growth due to the tremendous performance of our employees” said Robin Kaiser, SoftDev President. SoftDev will look to continue its move up the list in 2019 and is looking to recent and expected contract successes as well as planned business development activities to make that happen.

Not only have the companies on the 2018 Inc. 5000 been very competitive within their markets, but the list as a whole shows staggering growth compared with prior lists. The 2018 Inc. 5000 achieved an astounding three-year average growth of 538.2 percent, and a median rate of 171.8 percent. The Inc. 5000’s aggregate revenue was $206.1 billion in 2017, accounting for 664,095 jobs over the past three years.

Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found at www.inc.com/inc5000.

“If your company is on the Inc. 5000, it’s unparalleled recognition of your years of hard work and sacrifice,” says Inc. editor in chief James Ledbetter. “The lines of business may come and go, or come and stay. What doesn’t change is the way entrepreneurs create and accelerate the forces that shape our lives.”

SoftDev will attend the annual Inc. 5000 event honoring the companies on the list on October 17 to 19, 2018, at the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort, in San Antonio, Texas

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SoftDev Announces CROWN Data Discrepancy Support (CDDS) – HUBZone Sole Source Contract Award

SoftDev solidifies its placement as the End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Program data quality expert with a second HUBZone sole source award for the CMS CROWN Data Discrepancy Support (CDDS) contract. As CDDS moves into a new phase under the Centers for Clinical Standards and Quality (CCSQ) Information Services Group (ISG) in this third iteration, SoftDev is excited for new opportunities to streamline efforts and identify areas for innovation to better serve CMS and the ESRD community across our nation. “When writing the original white paper that spurred the creation of CDDS, we knew that this project would bring value to the ESRD Program. Reflecting over the past eight years and the work we have done to date, we are proud to know that we were right. Now, with this third iteration, we are more motivated than ever before to continue to serve and focus on reducing provider burden while, ultimately, ensuring ESRD patients’ access to care. With ISG’s guidance, we expect to achieve more great things under CDDS,” stated Robin Kaiser, President at SoftDev.

CDDS supports the ESRD user community which submits data electronically to CMS CROWNWeb. CDDS supports the ESRD Network contractors, dialysis providers nationwide, the QualityNet Help Desk contractor, and the National Renal Administrators Association (NRAA) Health Information Exchange (HIE) by performing case work to resolve and close Tier 3 help desk tickets that require specialized assistance to correct discrepancies in CROWNWeb data submissions. CDDS is responsible for ESRD data governance, data quality, data validity and reliability, and measurement and analysis reporting for the Quality Incentive Program and the Dialysis Facility Compare public reporting website. ESRD Patient populations are increasing by 5% and the number of dialysis providers increase by almost 7% annually, which impacts the burden of data submissions for dialysis providers to increase proportionally. CMS’ annual implementation of additional clinical quality measures has the potential to increase the volume of ESRD patient, clinical and facility data exponentially, making CDDS a project with critical importance within CCSQ.

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