Taking the Long View on Interoperability

By Mike Penich, Partner, Cumberland Payer Division Move quickly, but don’t forget the big picture It is crucial that health plans move quickly to meet the Patient Access and Provider Directory API requirements given the January 1, 2021, deadline for compliance with enforcement beginning six months later. While meeting the minimal requirements is the urgent priority, health plans must adopt …

Cumberland Achieves HITRUST CSF® Certification To Further Mitigate Risk in Third-Party Privacy, Security and Compliance

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (July 27, 2020) – Cumberland, a leading healthcare consulting and services firm, today announced that its Payer Division’s SaaS implementation of Office 365, Azure AD, Carbonite and ShareFile, as well as its Franklin, Tenn., office infrastructure have earned certified status for information security by HITRUST. This achievement places Cumberland in an elite group of organizations worldwide that have …

What Are the New CMS and ONC Interoperability Rules for Payers?

By Mike Penich, Partner, Cumberland Payer Division On March 9, 2020, two rules were issued by the HHS Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to implement interoperability and patient access provisions of the bipartisan 21st Century Cures Act (Cures Act). The objective is to drive interoperability and improve …

Cumberland Partners With Chronicled’s MediLedger Project To Advance Blockchain Supply Chain Networks for Pharma Manufacturers

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Oct. 9, 2019) – Cumberland announced today that it has joined forces with Chronicled as a preferred systems integration partner for the San Francisco-based technology company’s MediLedger Project, an initiative that builds blockchain-powered ecosystems and supply chain solutions. Chronicled is helping the pharmaceutical industry to launch a permissioned blockchain network based on open standards and specifications. Cumberland was …

Cumberland To Lead Sessions at Medicaid Drug Rebate Program Summit

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Sept. 10, 2019) – Cumberland announced today that senior executives will be presenting at the Medicaid Drug Rebate Program (MDRP) Summit, which will take place Sept. 23-25 at the Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel. The conference is the authoritative event on government pricing, rebates and regulation. The 2019 MDRP Summit will bring together over 600 industry experts to explore …

Cumberland Named One of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies for the 11th Straight Year by Inc. Magazine

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Aug. 16, 2019) – Cumberland, a leading healthcare consulting and services firm, announced today it has been named to the Inc. 5000 list of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies for the 11th consecutive year. The firm is ranked 4,070 on the 2019 list. The company has been recognized as one of the fastest-growing private companies every year since …

ACAP Selects Cumberland as a Preferred Vendor for Consulting Services

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (June 17, 2019) – The Association for Community Affiliated Plans (ACAP) has selected Cumberland, a leading healthcare consulting and services firm, as a preferred vendor in the categories of Management Consulting, Operational Effectiveness and Technology Consulting, and Business Process and IT Services. ACAP is a national trade association that represents not-for-profit Safety Net Health Plans. Collectively, ACAP plans …

Cumberland Rated Top 3 Payer Consulting Firm by KLAS

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (June 12, 2019) – Cumberland has been recognized as one of the top three consulting firms in the 2019 Payer IT Consulting report by KLAS, the prestigious peer-reviewed healthcare technology research organization. This report, KLAS’ first in the market, offers transparency into what payer IT consulting firms offer and their performance, including expertise and adaptability to customer needs. …

Cumberland Announces Sponsorship of 21st Annual Medicaid and Government Pricing Congress

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 14, 2019) – Cumberland, a leading healthcare consulting and services firm, will be the Signature Sponsor of CBI’s Medicaid and Government Pricing Congress, which will take place May 20-22 at Disney’s Contemporary Resort in Orlando, Fla. The conference is the premier educational event for pharmaceutical and biotech professionals working within the government pricing and reporting landscape. The …