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Final Approval of the Delaware Statewide Transition Plan


Delaware is only the sixth state to receive final approval

The State of Delaware announced recently that it has received CMS approval of its HCBS transition plan. Mercer is proud to have worked with Delaware over the past few months to respond to the outstanding CMS issues.  Read more

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We believe the best indicator for success are the testimonials from our clients, as we consider ourselves a partner in their success story.

 

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"thank you for all your great work in getting us over the finish line with CMS...we ended up with something that will be meaningful for our program, our members and the providers who serve them"

"remained faithful to and furthered core values of ...Medicaid reform, and kept beneficiary rights and interests top of mind"

the Mercer team "came together and produced a solid, comprehensible model design"

"worked rapidly, thoughtfully and in a manner that has reflected respect for our various disciplines"

"consistently met or anticipated hair-raising deadlines"

"walked the walk of excellent stakeholdering process"

“good, good, good . . . I love all of the aspects of the shared savings design”

“you have really done a great job . . . Mercer has been extremely helpful”

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Experience Matters


We are proud of the longevity in service to our clients, along with the breadth of services provided.

We believe this distinguishes Mercer from our competitors. We encourage you to review this experience highlighted in the client list below.

GSA Schedule Contract Holder


Mercer GSA Contract #GS-10F-0262L. Providing services to our government clients since 2001.

Mercer is a proud holder of a Federal Supply Schedule MOBIS contract. Our services are contained in (Special Item Number) SIN 874.1 and SIN 874.6.

 For more information on our contract or how we can help you with your GSA schedule needs, please contact:  Mike Priniski - Mercer GHSC's Contract Officer

 

Case Study

Linking program medical efficiency expectations and capitated rate-setting

State-managed care programs have become reliant on managed care financial and encounter data as sources for rate-setting calculations.

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Questions have been raised as to how the resulting rates reflect the concept of value-based purchasing, which is a key tenet of many states’ purchasing strategies.

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Marsh & McLennan Companies


Along with Mercer GHSC's breadth of experience, we have the additional resources from our broader company, Mercer Human Resource Consulting, and our parent organization, Marsh & McLennan Companies.

 

As part of Marsh, we are also able to leverage relationships with our sister companies - Oliver Wyman and Guy Carpenter.

Marsh & McLennan Companies (MMC) has been in business for over 140 years and has offices in over 100 countries with 110,000 employees worldwide. Marsh & McLennan Companies' history dates back to 1871. Marsh, the risk and insurance services subsidiary, has a distinguished history as the world's leading insurance broker and risk management advisor.

In 1923 MMC made its first major business extension – into reinsurance broking – with the acquisition of the newly formed Guy Carpenter & Company.

In 1959, MMC expanded into human resource consulting, acquiring Canadian benefits consultant William M. Mercer Limited. Today, Mercer is a global leader for HR and related financial advice, products, and services. In the 1980s, MMC expanded into specialty consulting. Today, the Oliver Wyman Group delivers management consulting through Oliver Wyman, corporate branding and identity consulting through Lippincott, and economic analysis and advice through NERA Economic Consulting.

 

Contributing to CMS Approval of DE HCBS Transition Plan

Mercer Helps States Advance HCBS Initiatives 

Delaware is only the fourth state to receive approval from CMS for their HCBS transition plan and it did so with Mercer-provided guidance.  In additional to strategy development, our HCBS final rule implementation and compliance activities include analyzing current HCBS settings through the use of tools such as provider surveys, analyzing person-centered care planning development and processes, and developing transition plans using Mercer-developed assessment review tools.

  • VIEW The CMS approved statewide transition plans here.

Mercer Contributes to NGA's Medicaid Compendium

Released in 2016, NGA's Medicaid Health Care Purchasing Compendium is "intended to serve as a reference guide for states when purchasing health care services for their Medicaid program..."
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The NGA Compendium

"States face the ongoing challenge of managing the costs of their Medicaid programs while ensuring beneficiaries have access to quality health care."

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Section II - Federal Authorities and Compliance

Employees contributing to Compendium Section II include Leena Hiilivirta, Bill Lasowski and Stephanie Kurlanzik

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Section V - Financial Models

Including rate setting, risk adjustment, performance indicators. Contributors were Fred Gibison, Kevin Lurito, Gabe Smith, Doug Shannon, Amanda Rhodes

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