MSCG supports public health organizations at the federal, state, and local levels since 2001. Our public health professionals are passionate and committed to support underserved families and communities. We work across all sectors to implement requirements of the Affordable Care Act and thereby improve the quality and delivery of health care for special and underserved populations. MSCG maintains a roster of almost 1000 subject matter experts located across the United States and territories to deploy when and where needed to provide training and technical assistance to community-based organizations and other grant-funded centers. We develop and customize technology-based solutions designed specifically for public health care programs, which result in cost savings for our clients while retaining the quality of their services.
The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act allows incentive-based programs to improve health care quality, safety, and efficiency through the adoption of health information technology. The use of health IT permits storage of medical records in electronic format, which enables patients, health providers, and health systems to communicate electronically. The advancement of health IT potentially lowers health care spending and improves efficiency, quality, and safety of medical care delivery. MSCG offers customized training and technical support to providers for implementing electronic health records (EHR) and electronic medical records (EMR). Our services range from hardware/software support to business process analyses and improvement and include setting up and configuring health IT systems, managing and maintaining the systems, analyzing the data outputs to improve the quality of health care delivery, improve process efficiencies, as well as the financial sustainability of the practice.
Policy & Regulation Development
MSCG's public health administrators help organizations navigate the changing environment caused by health care reform and the Affordable Care Act. Our staff develops, analyzes, evaluates, interprets, implements, and reinforces policies and regulations for government agencies, not-for-profit and grant-funded organizations. MSCG works independently or collaboratively with executive leadership, board members, and other stakeholders in carrying out the regulation and policy development function. We ensure a process that is thorough, fair, and balanced while being consistent with legal requirements. We conduct impact analyses of a draft regulatory policy to determine the effects it will have internal and external to an organization, such as, mission, productivity and operations, organizational structure, cost and economic development, skill requirements, and other existing policies and regulations.
MSCG's practice management services are measurable, results-oriented, and responsive to our client's needs. Our practice management experts provide guidance to physicians and administrators in practice assessment, managed-care contracting, service unit cost discovery (revenues, expenses and cash flow), reimbursement, accounts receivable, office management, personnel management, practice productivity, marketing, and customer relations. MSCG assists organizations to cost effectively deliver clinically-appropriate and culturally-competent quality care.
MSCG's QI specialists stay abreast of lessons learned in the public and private sectors, emerging best practices, and new research findings in improving the quality of care driven by the National Strategy for Quality Improvement in Health Care (the National Quality Strategy). We offer expertise in QI models for accurate measurement and analysis of key performance indicators and provide data of local and national benchmarks for comparison and goal setting. Further, our QI specialists provide life cycle implementation of QI programs for public and private health care providers.
MSCG's Public Health Clients:
- Agency on Aging
- Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
- Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration
- Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration
- Mid-Atlantic Association of Community Health Centers
- Primary Care Associations and National Cooperative Agreements
- State of Delaware, Delaware HealthNet
- State of Florida, Osceola County Health Department
- State of Kentucky, Primary Care Associations