News2021-05-24T15:16:24+00:00

NEWS

Latest News

NHA receives sole source award to continue as E&O contractor

April 20th, 2021

We are pleased to announce that NHA has received a sole source award from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to continue serving as the Evaluation and Oversight (E&O) contractor.

As the E&O contractor, NHA will evaluate the accuracy, consistency, timeliness, and quality of the Medicare appeal decisions made by the Qualified Independent Contractors (QICs) for Medicare Fee for Service (FFS), Part C and Part D, the Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs), and evaluate information contained on the Part C and Part D QICs Appeals Database.

This contract runs through 2023 and consists of a base year plus one option year.  NHA previously served as the E&O contractor from 2017-2021.  During this time, NHA reviewed more than 1000 appeals decisions per year and implemented a consistent auditing approach for each discrete QIC workload that was later applied to review MAC decisions as well.

We are excited to continue our work on the E&O Contract.

To learn more about our services, check out our What We Do page and get in touch.

News Articles

NHA Expands Coverage of DBE Certification

December 2nd, 2015

On behalf of the Alabama Unified Certification Program (ALUCP), NHA has attainted the Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT), Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) certification. This certification gives NHA eligibility to participate in the DBE program within various counties throughout the state of California. For over 20 years, the Department of Transportation…
Read More

NHA Attending DHA Small Business Forum

November 5th, 2015

The Defense Health Agency (DHA), formerly know as TRICARE Management Activity (TMA), was established in 2013 with the mission of managing enterprise-wide support of the Department of Defense’s (DOD) Military Health System (MHS), and overall medical mission. The DHA, Office of Small Business Programs (OSBP), will be hosting a Small…
Read More

NHA-FEI SBA 8(A) Mentor-Protégé Agreement Approved

September 25th, 2015

As of September 16, 2015, the Small Business Administration (SBA) approved the Neil Hoosier & Associates (NHA) Mentor-Protégé Agreement with FEi Systems. This unique opportunity will be instrumental in assisting both NHA and FEI Systems in effectively competing within the marketplace, thus gaining a stronger foothold in government contracting. The…
Read More

NHA Expands Coverage of DBE Certification

September 9th, 2015

NHA has attainted the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) certification. This certification gives NHA eligibility to participate in the DBE program within various counties throughout the state of California. For over 20 years, the Department of Transportation has been assisting small businesses competitively participate in contracting…
Read More

NHA Certified as Disadvantaged Business Enterprise

June 12th, 2015

NHA has attainted the U.S. Department of Transportation Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) certification. The certification gives NHA eligibility to participate in the DBE program within both New York and New Jersey. For over 20 years, the Department of Transportation has been assisting small businesses competitively participate in contracting opportunities created…
Read More

NHA team wins CMS Surveyor Training Program IDIQ

June 2nd, 2015

The Neil Hoosier & Associates (NHA), Inc. team has been awarded the indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract in support of the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) National Surveyor Training Program. The CMS Center for Clinical Standards and Quality (CCSQ), Survey and Certification Group, Training Team (SCG/TT) is…
Read More

NHA Appraised at CMMI Maturity Level 3

April 17th, 2015

As of April 10, 2015, NHA has officially been appraised at Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) Level 3 for Services. CMMI is a world-class performance improvement framework designed for competitive organizations that want to achieve high-performance operations. The Model has been developed by industry, government, and academia experts with the…
Read More

NHA Attending DHA Industry

February 12th, 2015

The Defense Health Agency (DHA), formerly know as TRICARE Management Activity (TMA), was established in 2013 with the mission of managing enterprise-wide support of the Department of Defense’s (DOD) Military Health System (MHS), and overall medical mission. In an effort to engage private sector organizations interested in learning about requirements…
Read More

NHA Attending National 8(a) Winter Conference

January 30th, 2015

The National 8(a) Association is hosting its annual Winter Conference on February 3rd and 4th in Orlando, Florida. The Association’s mission is to provide current and graduate 8(a) businesses with much needed education, guidance, resources, and networking opportunities. This year’s Winter Conference will have some of the nation’s top legal…
Read More

NHA Attains New York Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) Certification

January 20th, 2015

As of November 30, 2015, NHA officially attained the New York State Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) certification. The MBE program provides numerous benefits, services and opportunities to minority owned businesses looking to participate in state contracts. We now have access to industry, state, and local government resources; organizational training tools;…
Read More

NHA awarded Program Integrity Review Sole Source Contract

September 28th, 2016

Neil Hoosier & Associates (NHA), Inc. has been awarded an 8(a) sole source contract provided by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to serve as the Program Integrity Operational Review Contractor. NHA will be conducting an operational review of the Zone Program Integrity Contractors (ZPICs) and Program Safeguard…
Read More

NHA ‘Doubling Up’ on CMS SPARC IDIQ Award!

June 24th, 2016

Neil Hoosier & Associates (NHA), Inc. has been awarded the Strategic Partners Acquisition Readiness Contract (SPARC) Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) as a member of both the SoftDev, Inc. team in Small Business Pool, and the Accenture, PLC team in the Unrestricted Pool. SPARC is designed to provide strategic, technical, and…
Read More

NHA Joint Venture enters the fight for CIOSP3 GWAC On Ramp

May 26th, 2016

The Neil Hoosier & Associates (NHA) and FEI Systems joint venture, formerly known as FEI-NHA, LLC, has submitted a proposal response for the Chief Information Officer-Solutions and Partners (CIO-SP3) Small Business Government-Wide Acquisition Contract (GWAC). CIO-SP3 is a contract vehicle used by federal, civilian or Department of Defense (DoD) agencies…
Read More

NHA Attains Maryland MBE and DBE Certifications

April 27th, 2016

As of April 8, 2016, NHA attained the state of Maryland Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) certification, as well as the state of Maryland U.S. Department of Transportation Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) certification. Both the MBE and DBE program provide numerous benefits, services and opportunities to businesses looking to participate in…
Read More

NHA Attending CIO-SP3 Industry Day

January 27th, 2016

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Information Technology Acquisition and Assessment Center (NITAAC) is hosting an Industry day on Friday, February 19th, to provide education and outreach regarding the CIO-SP3 small business Ramp-On season. NITAAC is a federal Executive Agent, authorized by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), charged…
Read More

NHA Now DBE-Certified in Nine States

December 6th, 2017

NHA has recently obtained Department of Transportation (DOT) Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) program certification in several additional states.  We are now certified in the states of AL, CA, CT, FL, MD, NH, NJ, NY, and TX.  The DBE program is designed to provide fair opportunity to compete for federally funded…
Read More

NHA Reaches Two Major Milestones in August

August 23rd, 2017

Neil Hoosier & Associates, Inc. has reached two significant milestones that expand our ability to offer our services. NHA has been awarded a General Services Administration (GSA) Professional Services Schedule (PSS) contract. Our contract is for an initial five-year period (8/21/17 – 8/20/22), with three five-year Option Periods, making it…
Read More

NHA Awarded Contract for Medicare Secondary Payer Integration

August 7th, 2017

Neil Hoosier & Associates, Inc. is excited to serve as the Medicare Secondary Payer Integration Contractor (MSPIC).  Our 6-month contract with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will start on September 7, 2017 with a 30-day transition period.  As of October 7, 2017 NHA will take the reins…
Read More

NHA awarded CMS Evaluation and Oversight Contract

February 27th, 2017

Neil Hoosier & Associates (NHA), Inc. has been awarded a 4-year contract, provided by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), to serve as the Evaluation and Oversight Contractor. NHA’s duties will consist of evaluating the accuracy, timeliness and quality of Qualified Independent Contractor (QIC) decisions, as well as…
Read More

NHA Supports HeartSmiles Nonprofit

June 7th, 2018

Recently, NHA, Inc. had the privilege to work with Uplifting Our Youth (HeartSmiles), a Baltimore based nonprofit organization. NHA donated laptops, monitors, servers, and additional computer equipment. The goal of the donation was to help support the youth of Baltimore, while providing them access to expand their opportunities for scholastic…
Read More

NHA Providing Education as CRARAAE Sub

April 18th, 2018

CMS recently awarded the Cost Report Audit Risk Assessment Accuracy and Education (CRARAAE) contract to Myers and Stauffer with NHA as their subcontractor. NHA was selected to fill a key role in providing education due to our long history of success in training, outreach, and education. NHA will provide instructional…
Read More

NHA Appraised at CMMI Level 3

March 29th, 2018

As of March 15, 2018, NHA’s Operations Department was successfully appraised at Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) Maturity Level 3 for Services. NHA underwent a series of rigorous process and documentation audits, and proved that our policies, processes, and procedures are well-defined and in place to better meet customer requirements.…
Read More

NHA Awarded 5-Year MSPIC Contract

February 9th, 2018

Neil Hoosier & Associates is proud to announce that we have been named the new Medicare Secondary Payer Integration Contractor (MSPIC)! Our new 5-year contract with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) starts today, February 9, 2018. This award recognizes NHA’s longstanding expertise in the Medicare field, as…
Read More

NHA Joint Venture Awarded CIO-SP3 8(a) Prime

July 11th, 2019

The Neil Hoosier & Associates (NHA) and FEi Systems (FEi) joint venture, FEi-NHA, has been awarded an 8(a) small business contract for the Chief Information Officer-Solutions and Partners (CIO-SP3) Small Business Government-Wide Acquisition Contract (GWAC). CIO-SP3 is a contract vehicle used by federal, civilian or Department of Defense (DoD) agencies…
Read More

NHA Awarded Program Integrity Field Office Review Contract

June 4th, 2019

Neil Hoosier & Associates (NHA), Inc. is pleased to announce that it has been awarded an 8(a) contract by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to serve as the Program Integrity Operational Review Contractor (PI ORC). As the PI ORC, NHA will conduct operational reviews of the CMS…
Read More

Notice to Our Subcontractors, Vendors and Suppliers Regarding Our Commitment to Equal Opportunity

May 22nd, 2019

As a federal contractor, NHA is subject to equal opportunity and affirmative action requirements including Executive Order 11246, as amended, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, and the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974 (VEVRAA), as amended. These regulations require us to inform our subcontractors, vendors and…
Read More

NHA Selected As Provider Enrollment Operational Review Contractor

September 22nd, 2020

We are pleased to announce that NHA has been selected as the Provider Enrollment Operational Review Contractor (PE ORC) by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). As the PE ORC, NHA will conduct an assessment related to provider enrollment processes for the CMS Center for Program Integrity with…
Read More

FEI-NHA Selected as Prime Awardee of CMS’ MDX/PULSE Support Contract

August 18th, 2020

We are pleased to announce that FEI-NHA LLC, a joint venture between Neil Hoosier & Associates and FEI Systems, has been awarded the MDX/PULSE Support task order by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Through this task order, which was awarded under the CIO-SP3 8(a) GWAC, FEI-NHA will…
Read More

NHA Awarded CATS+ Master Contract

July 2nd, 2020

We are pleased to announce that Neil Hoosier & Associates has been awarded a master contract on the State of Maryland Consulting and Technical Services+ (CATS+) IDIQ. CATS+ runs through 2028 and allows the State to obtain information technology (IT) resources quickly, efficiently and cost effectively by issuing task orders…
Read More

NHA Wins CIO-SP3 SB Contract

March 24th, 2020

We are pleased to announce that FEi-NHA, a joint venture between Neil Hoosier & Associates and FEi Systems, has been awarded the National Institutes of Health Information Technology Acquisition and Assessment Center (NITAAC) Chief Information Officer-Solutions and Partners 3 (CIO-SP3) Small Business Government-Wide Acquisition Contract (GWAC). Through CIO-SP3, federal agencies…
Read More

NHA receives sole source award to continue as E&O contractor

April 20th, 2021

We are pleased to announce that NHA has received a sole source award from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to continue serving as the Evaluation and Oversight (E&O) contractor. As the E&O contractor, NHA will evaluate the accuracy, consistency, timeliness, and quality of the Medicare appeal decisions…
Read More