ARDX works to deliver integrated healthcare management and technology solutions to various government agencies including, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), U.S. Department of the Treasury, Baltimore City Department of Social Services, and the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).
CMS Online Learning Center, Registration for Technical Assistance Portal (REGTAP)
ARDX worked with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) providing Technical Assistance programs. ARDX designed, implemented, and maintains The Registration for Technical Assistance Portal (REGTAP), a centralized Online Learning Center for education and outreach, serving Health Insurance Issuers, States, Regulators, Third Party Administrators, Agents, and Brokers. Initially scoped to support less than 20,000 users, REGTAP has exceeded expectations with 100,000+ users, over 900,000+ training registrations, and over 13M page views. In addition to developing REGTAP, ARDX has conducted over 500 webinars since 2016 and continues to support content development through analysis of legislative guidance manuals, newsletters, job aids, and other documentation.
Security Control Assessment (SCA) Services
Working on various projects with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), security and risk management is at the core of the ARDX system management approach. By integrating CMS Acceptable Risk Safeguards (ARS) and the underlying National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) standards into our process, we ensure compliance throughout the full project lifecycle. ARDX maintains a stellar record of SCA audit success through continual focus on process and security control compliance. We audit our teams and projects and test Disaster Recovery and Contingency Plans regularly. Through our partnership with CMS, we work closely with CMS Security Officers to maintain project transparency and alignment with agency guidance.
Conference Facilitation, Women’s Wellness Celebration
Understanding that women and girls are at the highest risk for depression, ARDX established the Women’s Wellness Celebration (WWC), a one-day annual conference dedicated to empowering women and young girls to make mental wellness a top priority. In its 9th Annual conference held last year, ARDX themed the event “Mental Health Matters: Opening Eyes. Opening Minds.” Collaborating with federal, state, and local agencies the conference included 16 expert speakers and panelists and 12 breakout sessions focused on a variety of mental health issues. ARDX coordinated and facilitated the entire conference from start-to-finish including conference logistics, vendor management, agenda development, call for speaker selection and peer review, creation of conference materials, and all communication and public relation efforts.
Mental Wellness Initiatives
With an unwavering commitment to improving the mental wellness of women and young girls, ARDX launched the ARDX Foundation, a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to shinning a light on mental wellness. In partnership with the ARDX Foundation, ARDX is helping transcend the stigma surrounding mental health by building a center of excellence for community integration, which is pro-actively addressing issues through positive mental wellness initiatives. Through various community outreach programs designed to build awareness, educate, engage, and integrate the resources that are available in our community, the ARDX Foundation is committed to transforming the lives of women and their families, enabling them to make their own mental wellness a top priority.
CMS Risk Adjustment & Payment Policy Web Portal
ARDX designed and developed Medicare Part C & Part D Payment Research Support Web Portal for Risk Adjustment & Payment Policy wherein Medicare Advantage Organizations’ (MAOs) could submit questions regarding risk adjustment payment and operations to a centralized data repository. In addition, ARDX designed and developed the PWSOPS FAQ website; a repository of CMS approved questions and answers accessible through the Medicare Modernization Act (MMA) central database and payment questions and answers developed by Division of Payment (DPO) staff.
CMS Medicare Encounter Data System
ARDX supported the development and implementation of the Medicare Encounter Data System by designing and implementing a comprehensive business requirements gathering project to document the fee-for-service claims systems, including pricers and fee schedules used to build the Encounter Data System. ARDX’s support has resulted in savings of over $33 Million to the Medicare Trust fund.