O’Neill and Associates makes certain that our clients’ voices are heard at the federal agency level. Our successes include projects within the Department of Transportation, Department of Homeland Security, Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Health and Human Services and Environmental Protection Agency.
A few years ago, Health Dialog, a care management service firm, was invited by Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to join the Medicare Health Support (MHS) pilot program. Although CMS determined Phase I of the MHS pilot program had met the stated goals of achieving physician participation and patient satisfaction, it concluded the financial cost savings benchmarks had not been reached. Despite the MHS organization’s protests, CMS chose not to move forward with Phase II of the MHS program. O’Neill and Associates developed and implemented a federal government relations strategy that raised awareness of the imperfect nature of the pilot and sought a retooling of the program, successfully advancing these issues to a national arena. O’Neill and Associates’ team educated members of Congress on the benefits of care management in fee for service Medicare and the need to provide an opportunity for companies like Health Dialog to demonstrate its effectiveness in an appropriately controlled environment. Disease management has been revisited in general terms in the final health care legislation signed by President Obama on March 23, 2010.Read More
For over twenty years, O’Neill and Associates has developed and implemented this agency’s strategies for federal funding and approvals. Recent successes include federal approval of the full eligible reimbursement rate of 75 percent for Logan International Airport’s $140-million-plus security program and federal approval and funding in excess of $100 million for the airport’s new regional jet runway.Read More