Medicare Part D brief

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Website Assessment Tool

• Developed organizational website content assessment tool to include all Part D content requirements.

• Identifies areas where plans are compliant or need further clarification of posted information. » Read more

Office of the Medicare Ombudsman brief


About the Office of the Medicare Ombudsman

Optimal provides support to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS’) Office of the Medicare Ombudsman (OMO) to assist in improving Medicare for beneficiaries. Optimal produces the annual Report to Congress (RTC) using real-time storyboarding in support of this contract.

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Why compliance demands a devops approach — FCW

Stop me if you’ve seen this scenario before: A compliance policy is developed behind closed doors by federal security advisors. Once published, it’s sent to IT managers, who take one look and think, “Well, this won’t really work.”

They begin the arduous process of trying to provide feedback, which amounts to submitting a request into a suggestion box, and waiting for an answer that may or may not come. The public comment process is often opaque; you don’t know if or why your comments were rejected and it’s difficult to appeal your case.

Security compliance doesn’t have to stifle innovation — it should baked into the agile development process.

Source: Why compliance demands a DevOps approach — FCW