Quality Data has to Lead the AI Charge

Author: Natasha Williams, Chief Operating Officer There is a wave of excitement in the industry surrounding artificial intelligence (AI), and not without reason. AI, with its ability to synthesize massive quantities of information at lightning speed, promises limitless possibility. I share in the collective optimism surrounding this new frontier. The detection and prevention of fraud,…

#TechTalk: “Why the “sprint” to Agile?”

Technology doesn’t have to be complicated. IntegrityM CTO Swathi Young’s #TechTalk series is designed to provide quick, digestible explanations of the latest trends in healthcare technology and innovation so that you can stay ahead of the game before you finish your morning coffee. The Agile Manifesto came into existence during the turn of the twenty-first…

What you need to know about the 2021 Open Payments Program Expansion

IntegrityM strongly encourages new ‘covered recipients’ to familiarize themselves with the Open Payments system, so that they can have a successful experience in CY2022. Open Payments Program Background: Under the Physician Payment Sunshine Act (Section 6002 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 “PPACA”),  the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)…

#TechTalk: What is Artificial Intelligence, Anyway?

Technology doesn’t have to be complicated. IntegrityM CTO Swathi Young’s #TechTalk series is designed to provide quick, digestible explanations of the latest trends in healthcare technology and innovation so that you can stay ahead of the game before you finish your morning coffee. Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Robotic Process Automation; these words have spread across…

IntegrityM’s C.O.D.A Named Winner of ACT-IAC Innovation Award

IntegrityM’s C.O.D.A. (COVID-19 Outreach Digital Assistant) was selected as a winner of a 2021 Innovation Award by ACT-IAC, a non-profit recognized as the premier public-private partner for the government tech community. C.O.D.A. is IntegrityM’s proprietary AI chatbot that harnesses powerful natural language processing (NLP) to streamline current public safety efforts that have arisen as a…

Four Schemes to be Wary of Amid Soaring COVID-19 Fraud Reports

While combating fraud, waste, and abuse is a federal initiative upheld by each state, administrators achieve this through various means. Some state OIGs report that their work is primarily focused on beneficiary fraud, while some work in both beneficiary and provider fraud.  Furthermore, state OIGs do not always see the same types of fraud, waste,…

IntegrityM selected as finalist for 2021 Moxie Awards for Boldness and Innovation

IntegrityM has been named a finalist for the 2021 Moxie Awards, which is an annual award program recognizing companies that have demonstrated boldness and innovation as an integral part of their growth strategy. Nominees are evaluated on innovation, growth, industry leadership, community service and local achievements.  The nomination comes to IntegrityM, a certified women-owned small…

Integrity Management Services expands offerings to federal agencies through addition of BIC solutions to GSA Multiple Award Schedules

ALEXANDRIA, VA. — IntegrityM was recently awarded the addition of Information Technology SIN 54151S for IT Professional Services and SIN 54151HEAL for Health IT Services to our existing GSA Multiple Award Schedules (MAS). This award follows the company’s appointment of AI expert Swathi Young as its inaugural Chief Technology Officer to spearhead the company’s tech and…

IntegrityM CTO Swathi Young Selected as Finalist of STEM Leadership Award

ALEXANDRIA, VA: On January 28, 2021, Women in Technology (WIT) named IntegrityM Chief Technology Officer, Swathi Young as a finalist for the WIT Leadership Awards “STEM Leadership” category. This annual awards program “identifies, recognizes and celebrates female professionals who are leaders in the technology field and bring a unique vision and talent to the industry.”…

IntegrityM Audit Guide Template

Author: Jennifer Tryder, RHIA, CHC, Audit Program Director, IntegrityM An audit guide is a documented step-by-step method for conducting an audit focusing on objectives and scope. An audit guide supports many functions including serving as the primary source for the audit process, assisting new auditors in their professional development, providing guidelines for applying audit techniques,…

New Niche Staffing Agency Intara Talent Solutions Aims to Solve Hiring Woes for Healthcare Firms

ALEXANDRIA, VA, October 26, 2020 — Intara Talent Solutions, a new niche talent agency catering to healthcare investigations and program integrity, announced their official launch this month. Intara Talent Solutions offers commercial and federal clients access to a robust network of experienced and pre-vetted healthcare and investigative specialists, and provides a comprehensive and tailored consultation package to streamline the…

IntegrityM Chief Technology Officer Swathi Young selected for G2xchange 2020 Leading for Impact, Women in Leadership Award

IntegrityM Chief Technology Officer Swathi Young has been selected by a panel of current and former Federal and Industry leaders from across the Federal IT sector for the G2xchange 2020 Leading for Impact, Women in Leadership Award. These awards recognize and celebrate women guiding, mentoring, and driving the industry through their impactful leadership; driving technology…

“Excellence as the Bottom Line”: How to Leverage Quality Management for Tangible Business Success (Part II of IV)

A well-known truism from philosopher Aristotle, is: “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence is not an act, but a habit.” When running a small business, your world is governed by commitment to excellence and continuous improvement of employee engagement, customer service, operations, program delivery, etc. Executives are forever navigating the tension between ambition and…

5 Indispensable Tools Every Small Business Needs in Federal Contracting

Author: Kimberly Hornik, SVP, Business Development, IntegrityM For a small business, playing in the world of government contracting can often feel like an overwhelming process. However, it can be successfully navigated with a few basic principles: do your research, know what agencies you want to target and educate yourself. Understand what they buy and how…

“Excellence as the Bottom Line”: How to Leverage Quality Management for Tangible Business Success (Part I of IV)

Author: Natasha Williams, Chief Operating Officer, IntegrityM A well-known truism from philosopher Aristotle, is: “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence is not an act, but a habit.” When running a small business, your world is governed by commitment to excellence and continuous improvement of employee engagement, customer service, operations, program delivery, etc. Executives are…

Data Analytics & COVID-19 Recovery: A Math-Free Explanation

Data Analytics is an indispensable tool being used in COVID-19 recovery efforts. Many of us take for granted that this is being used, but are not quite sure how.  IntegrityM CTO Swathi Young and COO Natasha Williams break down the basics of Data Analytics and COVID-19 to shed light on the role this field plays….

IntegrityM Nurses on the Front Lines Against Fraud, Waste & Abuse

Did you know that nurses don’t just defend public health through direct patient care – they’re also crucial team members on the front lines fighting fraud, waste and abuse? Their knowledge represents an irreplaceable asset in any solid medical review team. Medical review is the clinical review of health records, medical bills and supporting data….

IntegrityM and Aptive HTG Win $1B Veterans Health Administration IDIQ Contract to Provide Integrated Healthcare Transformation Support

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Veterans Health Administration (VHA) has awarded a 10-year, $1 billion indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract to Aptive HTG to provide healthcare and professional consulting services that support VHA in providing seamless, high-quality, integrated, coordinated healthcare to Veterans nationwide. Integrity Management Services, Inc. (IntegrityM) is a member of the…

Hidden Figures: Dealing with Bias in Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence (AI) applications are at our fingertips every day – think Siri, Alexa, Netflix recommendations, and spam filters. Most AI algorithms use large quantities of data to learn about human behavior (called machine learning). Machine learning is increasingly used in decision making – examples include criminal justice, credit/loans, recruitment, education, and clinical diagnosis. These automated…

#FlattentheCurve: Free Resources to Make Social Distancing Easier

IntegrityM is a wholehearted supporter of the current public effort to minimize the spread of COVID-19 through social distancing and self-isolation. We know that while these practices are good for public health – they aren’t always easy. Fortunately, the online world is stepping up to help us stay busy, engaged and connected within our own…

INTEGRITYM HONORED WITH 2020 WOMEN’S CONTRACTOR “STELLAR” AWARD BY U.S. WOMEN’S CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Leading Women-Owned Small Business IntegrityM was presented with the U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce “Stellar” Award. This category recognizes “exceptional contractors who have shown exemplary growth, quality, and are positioned as leaders within the contracting community.” The U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce unifies the collective strength of women in the U.S. economy, and the organization’s…

AI EXPERT SWATHI YOUNG JOINS INTEGRITYM AS CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER

Leading women-owned small business Integrity Management Services, Inc. (IntegrityM), is pleased to announce that Swathi Young has joined the firm as Chief Technology Officer. In this role, Swathi will spearhead the delivery of innovative digital solutions for clients and optimize infrastructure for associated implementation, integration and operational processes. Swathi brings 20+ years of technology experience…

IntegrityM Awarded Competitive Small Business Set-aside Federal Prime Contract

Integrity Management Services, Inc. (IntegrityM) has been awarded a competitive small business set-aside federal prime contract from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), Office of Financial Management, Division of Financial Audit and Resolution having responsibility for the financial oversight of cost-based Managed Care Organizations (MCOs). Under this five year contract, IntegrityM, along with…

Fairfax County School Board Names IntegrityM to the 2019 VSBA Business Honor Roll

IntegrityM is honored to be recently named to the Virginia School Boards Association (VSBA) Business Honor Roll for the work they do in support of Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) through the IntegrityM Cares program. The VSBA Business Honor Roll is announced each spring as a way for school districts to show local businesses their appreciation…

IntegrityM Nominated for a Greater Washington Good Business Award

IntegrityM is excited to announce that we’ve been nominated for a Greater Washington Good Business Award in the small business category, presented by the Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce.These awards honor and celebrate the leadership of individuals, businesses, and nonprofits that serve as powerful champions for good in our community. From corporate social responsibility champions,…

How to Write an Effective Healthcare Fraud Investigative Report

A well-written healthcare fraud investigative report can help to identify and prevent improper payments – having a significant impact on individuals and organizations, including federal and state government agencies. The regulations and requirements that govern the healthcare industry are complicated, creating a long and technical process for investigating potential fraud, waste, and abuse. Investigative reports…

IntegrityM Celebrates 10 Years Supporting Program Integrity Efforts

ALEXANDRIA, VA — Integrity Management Services, Inc. (IntegrityM), an Alexandria-based, women-owned small business, is proud to reach an exciting milestone this year – celebrating 10 years supporting program integrity efforts for federal and state government agencies and private sector organizations. IntegrityM is led by partners Nisha Shajahan, Cheryl Gordon, and Chris Coleman, who are committed…

Telecommuting in Healthcare: Is It Right for You?

When accidents or weather delays cause traffic to stall for miles, it’s easy to understand the appeal of working remotely. According to FlexJobs, more than 3.9 million Americans reported working from home occasionally or full-time in 2018, with healthcare among the top industries for telecommuting. In addition to specific licensures or qualifications, there are a…

Red Flags: Fraud Schemes in Ophthalmology Services

According to the National Eye Institute, by 2050, the estimated number of people with age-related macular degeneration (AMD) in the United States is expected to more than double from 2.07 million to 5.44 million. With the influx of patients expected and healthcare expenditures nearing 18% of the U.S. gross domestic product (GDP)  — an estimated…

IntegrityM to Present and Exhibit at HCCA Managed Care Compliance Conference

IntegrityM to Present and Exhibit at HCCA Managed Care Compliance Conference IntegrityM is pleased to announce that it will present at the Health Care Compliance Association’s 2019 Managed Care Compliance Conference at 11 a.m. on January 28, 2019 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. Conference attendees will also have an opportunity to meet the IntegrityM team…

IntegrityM Announces Executive Promotions; Expanded Roles

IntegrityM is pleased to announce promotions within its executive team. “This is an incredibly exciting time for IntegrityM,” said Nisha Shajahan, President and CEO, IntegrityM. “I’m thrilled that we had talented leaders that allowed us to make these changes as we continue to expand our presence.” Natasha Williams, previously Vice President of Operations, has been…

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