Bizzell Awarded $34m CMS Contract to Improve Quality of Healthcare Programs
September 30, 2019 (Lanham, MD)— The Bizzell Group (Bizzell), one of the fastest growing health services and strategic management consulting firms, was selected by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to lead the Data Validation and Administrative Contract (formerly known as the National Administrative Support). Bizzell will provide a broad range of healthcare quality improvement services involving support of the national data-driven initiatives to optimize health outcomes for persons and families while supporting clinicians, providers, and communities in improving health and healthcare of the population they serve.
Under the new contract, Bizzell will assume ownership of several task orders, providing support in data analytics, information technology, meeting planning, and communications. By assisting healthcare providers with quality improvement activities, Bizzell seeks to drive decreases in hospital admissions and readmissions, healthcare-associated infections (HAI), hospital-acquired conditions (HAC), adverse drug events (ADE), improvements in management of chronic diseases, and improvements in nursing home care quality.
“We are excited for the opportunity to continue working with CMS to build upon the foundation of the quality improvement programs and networks. We hope to help raise the standard of care administered across communities currently supported by CMS stakeholders”, says Dr. Anton C. Bizzell, President & CEO of The Bizzell Group.
CMS, through the Center for Clinical Standards and Quality’s (CCSQ) – Quality Improvement and Innovation Group (QIIG) has executed federally-mandated contracts to improve quality in a wide variety of settings through its Quality Improvement Organization (QIO) program and End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Network contracts. More recently, CMS has led quality improvement contracts with other organizations focused on specific networks of providers, including its Hospital Innovation and Improvement Networks (HIINs) and Transforming Clinical Practices Initiative (TCPi). Collectively, these organizations are accountable for providing technical assistance for quality improvement to healthcare delivery organizations including hospitals, nursing homes, primary and specialty care practices serving both large and small, rural and medically underserved communities. In achieving this work nationally, CMS has provided support to national contracts to facilitate achievement of the program aims.
Established in 2010, The Bizzell Group (Bizzell) is a U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) 8(a) certified strategy, consulting and technology firm that specializes in program management, administrative support, communication & outreach, conference management & logistical support, health services & research, technical assistance, as well as training & development. Bizzell’s expert staff and consultants work on health, scientific, education, environment, research, and information technology projects that meet national priorities.
Under the leadership and vision of founder, Anton C. Bizzell, MD, the company has grown from a staff of two in one small office, to a thriving firm with three offices in Lanham, MD, Rockville, MD, and Atlanta, GA with ongoing projects across the world.