In the News

October 8, 2019

Advent’s CEO, Jean Vertefeuille, spoke at Inovalon’s Client Congress on October 6th, at their Auditor Panel discussion about HEDIS 2020 Measure Changes. Inovalon Client Congress

October 1, 2019

Advent Advisory Group CEO, Jean Vertefeuille, will be speaking on a panel during the Auditor Insights into Quality Performance session at Inovalon’s Client Congress in Washington, DC on October 6th. Jean will be joined at Inovalon’s Client Congress by Advent’s Director of NCQA Programs, Leia Maves. If you’re attending the conference, Jean and Leia will be attending the conference all three days, October 6 – October 8, please be sure to say hello! Inovalon Client Congress

September 25, 2019

Matt Flores, one of Advent’s digital reporting experts, will be presenting a talk on The Potential for NLP in Quality Reporting at Linguamatics’ (an IQVIA company) Mid-Atlantic Healthcare AI/NLP Seminar on Tuesday, October 8, 2019. In this presentation he will discuss how the digital revolution in healthcare will influence quality reporting from a historical reliance on manual medical record collection in favor of gathering digital information from clinical sources. Natural Language Processing (NLP) and other machine learning algorithms have great potential to bridge many information gaps, as well as to serve other valuable functions in quality reporting including in promotion of data quality, collection of SDoH, and enabling outcomes-based measurement. Please see the following link for additional information. If you plan on attending, please stop by and say hello to Matt. Event Information

September 25, 2019

Advent Advisory Groups CEO, Jean Vertefeuille, will be speaking on NCQA’s Auditor Panel at NCQA’s 2019 Health Care Quality Congress in Dallas on October 3rd. Jean will be joined by Leia Maves, Director of NCQA Programs and Charles Deahl, HEDIS Client Manager attending the conference all three days, October 2 – October 4th. If you’re attending the conference, please make sure to say hello! Healthcare Quality Congress

September 3, 2019

NCQA Presenters Announced for our HEDIS® 2020 Client Conference

Advent is hosting our HEDIS Client Conference in beautiful Scottsdale, Arizona at The Scott Resort and Spa on November 19th.  We have two NCQA thought leaders presenting this year, Wendy Talbot and Emily Morden. Wendy Talbot, the Director of Measure Validation at NCQA, will be discussing changes impacting HEDIS 2020 reporting and the audit timeline. Wendy has over 20 years of industry experience working with federal, state and local government, managed care and behavioral health organizations, and physician groups. Emily Morden is a Senior Research Associate with NCQA and will be presenting on Electronic Clinical Data Systems (ECDS). Emily is a key member of the digital measures team at NCQA, having worked on the development and future of digital and ECDS reporting for several years.

Join the Advent audit team and thought leaders by registering at HEDIS 2020 Client Conference.

HEDIS® is a registered trademark of the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA).

July 23, 2019

Advent Advisory Group’s Systems and Infrastructure Achieve HITRUST CSF® Certification

HITRUST CSF Certification validates Advent Advisory Group, an industry-leading healthcare quality and compliance audit firm, is committed to protecting sensitive information, meeting key regulations, and industry expectations.

July 18, 2019 

Advent’s Director, Leia Maves, on NCQA DQS panel, “eCQMs and ECDS: How digital innovation is moving quality to the next level”.

January 25, 2019 

Advent Achieves Re-certification as a Women Owned Small Business (WOSB)

Advent Advisory Group, a business specializing in healthcare audit and consulting services, is proud to announce national recertification as a Women Owned Small Business (WOSB), by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), a Small Business Administration-approved third party certifier. As a WBENC certified entity since 2008, the WOSB recertification reflects Advent’s growth which has been nurtured by some our largest clients’ supplier diversity programs.

November 7th, 2018

Advent’s 2019 HEDIS® Client Conference is Less Than One Week Away!

Everyone here at Advent is looking forward to delivering industry-leading presentations, fostering lively discussions, and interacting with clients and colleagues in the HEDIS audit and reporting community. Whether you are an executive with an interest in the future of HEDIS performance reporting, a seasoned HEDIS plan lead looking for an update on Electronic Clinical Data System measures, or a HEDIS novice looking for information on audit and reporting basics, this conference is designed with information to benefit all team members on your HEDIS team. In addition to all of the HEDIS content we have to share and discuss, we will be offering a HEDIS Question Booth, a trivia challenge, along with meals and breaks built into the one-day agenda so you will have time to network with your peers and certified HEDIS measure software vendors or meet with your Advent lead auditor. The conference kicks off with a welcome cocktail reception the evening before the conference, and the entire event is located just steps away from San Antonio’s famous Riverwalk. It’s not too late to sign-up to participate in this event! Register at: https://adventadvisorygroup.com/education/hedis-client-conference/ and be on the lookout for conference materials next Monday, November 12th.

See you in San Antonio!

July 13, 2018

Advent innovates!  Advent Advisory Group received an American Web Design Award from Graphic Design USA for its HEDIS Client Conference web page design.  This annual competition had more than 1,500 entries and the design was one out of 150 that were chosen.  Our page design will be published in Graphic Design’s magazine in the next few months.  To review more about the award, visit: Graphics Design Award

May 31, 2018

Advent Advisory Group is pleased to announce its partnership with Excelera to deliver its unsurpassed measure validation experience and collaborative approach to support Excelera network members in meeting their URAC Pharmacy Accreditation requirements.  Read More About Excelera Partnership

October 31, 2017
Inc. magazine included Advent Advisory Group LLC on its 36th annual Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. Advent joins companies such as Microsoft, Dell, Domino’s Pizza, Pandora, Timberland, LinkedIn, Yelp, Zillow, and many other well-known names who gained their first national exposure as honorees of the Inc. 5000.   Read More About Inc_5000

October 2, 2017

Advent’s URAC data validation team met a key milestone of the URAC data validation program’s inaugural year: supporting client submission of accredited program measure rates by the 9/30 deadline.  100% of Advent’s clients, which included pharmacy benefit management, specialty, and mail order accredited pharmacy organizations, met or exceeded the deadline, and a large majority of clients have already approved Advent’s final audit report which is due to URAC in two weeks.  For more information about Advent’s URAC data validation program, please contact Heather Case at:  hcase@adventadvisorygroup.com

September 19, 2017

Advent Advisory Group is pleased to announce that it received confirmation from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) that Advent’s Benefit Year 2015 IVA results have been accepted and utilized to calculate projected error rates by client HIOS ID.

Read more about IVA results.

 

May 22, 2017

ADVENT ADVISORY GROUP LAUNCHES SERVICES EARLY TO MAXIMIZE SUCCESS OF CONTRACTED PHARMACY CLIENTS

NORTHPORT, NY – ADVENT ADVISORY GROUP has launched URAC data validation services for pharmacy clients that have attained URAC Accreditation and are required to report measures in 2017.

As a URAC-approved, independent third-party measure data validator, ADVENT ADVISORY GROUP has contracted directly with individual pharmacy organizations to perform validation services of measures result submissions to URAC to ensure compliance with accreditation standards.

“We are excited to get started with our clients,” said Advent CEO Jean Vertefeuille. “Drawing on our extensive experience providing audit and measure certification services we know that a pilot year validation can be challenging to clients new to auditing and reporting. That’s why we initiated services prior to the URAC’s project initiation date of 5/31. We are looking forward to providing our unique blend of educational materials, client calls, and unsurpassed service to our new clients throughout the data validation process.”

The team will be led by Brian White who has a 20-year career in healthcare, which includes performing business analytics for the pharmaceutical industry, auditing Medicare health plans, and leading reviews of Pharmacy Benefit Management (PBM) systems and measure code. He will be joined by four seasoned auditors whose collective experience in healthcare surpasses 100 years. “We have a top notch team in place who can efficiently deliver the validation services while educating clients along the way,” noted Brian White, URAC Program Manager. “Next week I will start meeting with each client to discuss the process, how we plan to deliver services, and answer any questions they have. It is a great first step towards building the long-term partnerships Advent seeks to establish with its clients.”

URAC has established the data validation period to begin July 1 2017 through September 30, 2017. If you are interested in learning more about Advent’s collaborative and educational approach to CMS audits or to request a price quote for 2017 URAC data validation services, please reach out to Heather Case at: hcase@adventadvisorygroup.com or (703) 485-1313.

Advent Advisory Group Announces California DMHC Timely Access Report Validation Services

February 16, 2017

In an All Plan Letter issued on February 13, 2017, the California Department of Managed Health Care (DMHC) announced a new requirement that all health plans must hire an external vendor to validate 2016 Timely Access data and to conduct a quality assurance review of the plan’s Timely Access Compliance Report prior to submission to DMHC. To assist health plans in meeting this late-breaking requirement, Advent Advisory Group announces new Timely Access Report Validation services.

Read the press release.

Advent Advisory Group Selected by URAC as an Approved Audit Organization

January 24, 2017

Advent Advisory Group is proud to announce that URAC, well known as a leader in promoting health care quality through its accreditation, measurement and education programs, has approved the firm to provide audit services to pharmacies reporting performance measures required for URAC accreditation.

Read the press release.

Advent Advisory Group Launches Independent Audit (IA) Validation Service

January 9, 2017

On November 15, 2015, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced a change to the CMS Audit Validation process. Medicare Part C and Part D sponsors that are issued Corrective Action Plans now are required to hire an independent auditor to validate the correction of deficiencies identified during a CMS full or partial program audit.

Drawing on our extensive experience conducting Medicare Data Validation reviews, Advent Advisory Group now offers Independent Auditor (IA) Validation services to ensure plan sponsors have effectively implemented Corrective Action Plans in full compliance with CMS requirements.

Read the press release.

Through the efforts and input of Advent’s designated subject matter experts, our clients gain in-depth knowledge of reporting requirements and audit expectations, are able to set realistic goals and thereby reduce staff stress and increase team efficiency.  Our communications are intended to

  • Provide clients with detailed reviews of changes in technical specifications and reporting requirements, key audit steps, use of Advent tools and secure web portals
  • Build client confidence, particularly for those who are new to performance measure reporting and data validation

Open discussion is critical to a successful audit.  As such, Advent’s program allows for ongoing communication during the review process and beyond.

Informational Newsletters

Advent’s news bulletins provide in-depth analysis of yearly changes to technical specifications and their impact on reporting, new audit requirements and protocols, and other industry insights and trends. These communications provide important clarifications throughout the year and keep clients up to date on changes impacting their organization.

Ongoing E-Mail Alerts

Our e-mail alerts ensure clients stay abreast of the latest information by providing critical, real-time updates on technical specifications, upcoming deadlines, and frequently asked questions (FAQ) and other policy clarifications. Advent’s team of subject matter experts also provides ongoing interpretation of specifications, audit standards, and reporting requirements.

Client Webinars

Throughout the year, Advent provides topic-specific educational opportunities detailing audit requirements and protocols, technical specifications, measure-specific issues, and industry trends. These calls give clients an opportunity to address specific questions to our recognized subject matter experts and learn helpful tips, strategies and best practices. We also provide client-specific trainings for organizations and staff new to reporting which provide a comprehensive and detailed overview of the audit and reporting processes. All calls are recorded and available to clients at a time convenient for them.