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The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

Current and Past Performance

Williams Consulting, LLC (WCLLC), a Small Business Administration (SBA)-certified 8(a), Woman-Owned Small Business (WOSB), Economically Disadvantaged Woman-Owned Small Business (EDWOSB), and HUBZone firm, with strong HHS program delivery experience. WCLLC is a trusted Federal contractor powered by robust government contracting experience and vigorous industry-leading innovation with active contracts supporting five Federal health agencies and strong Contractor Performance Assessment Reporting System (CPARS) evaluations. Our federal clients include The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), The Office of Minority Health (OMH), The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH), The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and The U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA). 

HHS/Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)

  • Acquisition of Expert Witnesses for the Administrative Hearing Process

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) provides funding to States to conduct on-site inspections of nursing homes, home health agencies, intermediate care facilities for individuals with intellectual disabilities, and other providers and to recommend sanctions when there is a violation of health and/or safety rules. Medicare and Medicaid Services providers can appeal sanctions imposed in an administrative hearing before an administrative law judge. The acquisition of expert witnesses serves to advise the Office of General Counsel (OGC) attorneys and provide testimony on behalf of CMS in the administrative hearing process. WCLLC provides acquisition services for expert witnesses for administrative hearings and technical assistance for training and educational purposes for CMS.

  • Affordable Care Health Insurance Casework System

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) maintains the Health Insurance Casework System, an application that serves as a casework management system for all Affordable Care Act (ACA) Federally Facilitated Marketplace (FFM) health exchange Qualified Health Plans (QHP) and some non-FFM health insurance plans, including self-funded non-federal governmental plans. HICS provides the tracking and
resolution of consumer complaints and issues related to the QHPs (e.g., identity verification, eligibility determinations, denials, appeals, etc.) and, reporting data on the program and QHP perform
ance. WCLLC provides agile software development services and subject matter expertise as a subcontractor to the project using the following tools and technology: Visual Studio, Telerik, Azure SQL, .NET, and Amazon Web Services.

  • Supplemental Medical Review Contractor

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Center for Program Integrity (CPI) mission is to detect and combat fraud, waste, and abuse of the Medicare and Medicaid programs. WCLLC serves as a subcontractor to Noridian, providing medical review services with a team of over 30 general and specialty clinical reviewers.

  • Medicare Health Care Provider Content Planning & Development

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is enhancing communications with their Medicare Fee-for-Service providers. WCLLC supports CMS in the activities associated with providing content strategy, planning, and development.

HHS/Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

  • Enterprise Strategic, Tactical, and Organization Planning and Analysis, and Continuous Process Improvement

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is promoting effective enterprise governance to ensure programmatic goals are met equitablyandtransparently across all management practices. WCLLC assists with these tasksrelated to program and project managementsupport,strategiccommunications management and continuousimprovement, business processimprovement initiatives, and special project technical management. Additionally, WCLLC providesresource managementsupport and continuous processimprovement.

HHS/Office of Minority Health (OMH)

  • Advancing Health Equity Policy Analysis Support (AHEPAS)

The Office of Minority Health (OMH) focuses on evaluation, programmatic, and policy effortsto supportstates and territoriesinaddressinghealth disparities and achieving health equity, as well as,strengthening policy infrastructure/capacity. WCLLC providesresearch, policyanalysis, technical assistance/capacity building, training, administrative, and logisticalsupport under this contract.

HHS/Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH)

  • Covid-19 Health Equity Task Force

The COVID-19 Health Equity Task Force (Task Force) operates and functions within the Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH). WCLLC supported the planning for and implementation of Task Force meetings and associated federal workgroups, arch support, technical writing/editing for meeting materials and the development of written products, and dissemination support.

HHS/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

  • National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health (NIOSH) World Trade Center Health Program (WTCHP) Fraud, Waste, and Abuse (FWA)

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), NIOSH research agency is responsible for the administration of the WTCHP which provides medical monitoring and treatment of WTC-related health conditions for 9/11 responders and survivors. WCLLC provided subject matter expertise, technical assistance services, and strategic recommendations for improving the program’s fraud, waste, and abuse detection and prevention.

  • Artesunate Investigational New Drug Implementation for Treatment of Severe Malaria

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) implemented the artesunate IND protocol with the Malaria Branch staff in the Domestic Response Unit. Williams WCLLC supported the implementation through administrative and technical support.

  • Laboratory Support for Molecular Surveillance of Antimalarial Drug Resistant Markers

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Division of Parasitic Disease and Malaria (DPDM) supports the DPDM mission to protect the health of individuals in the United States and around the world from parasitic diseases through evidence-based public health action. WCLLC provides support for conducting molecular surveillance and training in the U.S. and strategically important partner countries. This work involves laboratory technical support for the Malaria Branch’s molecular biology laboratory.

  • National HIV Prevention Program Monitoring and Evaluation (NHM&E) Service Center

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) implemented the NHM&E, a national set of standardized HIV prevention data variables. WCLLC supports the implementation of NHM&E and meets federal data reporting and security requirements, by providing training, technical assistance (TA), and communication to CDC-funded recipients, as well as tracking and documenting end-user requests and responses.

  • Streamline Transfer of HIV Cluster Tracking Information (STHCTI) -REDCap

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) mission is to protect America from health, safety, and security threats. State Health Departments are required to conduct monthly molecular and time-space analyses to monitor HIV clusters. WCLLC collaborated with the CDC’s Epidemiologist from the National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention Divisions Cluster Detection and Molecular Epidemiology Team to convert the current Excel reports into an interactive version of the cluster report forms utilizing Research Electronic Data Capture (REDCap) web application.

  • Epidemiologic Support for the President’s Malaria Initiative: Strengthening Strategic Information and Improving Case Management Activities

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) mission is to protect America from health, safety, and security threats, both foreign. The CDC is in charge by U.S. Congress through the Lantos/Hyde Act to take a leadership position in strategic information (monitoring and evaluation, surveillance, operations research)—advising the U.S. Malaria Coordinator on priorities for strategic information activities and being a key implementer of such activities. WCLLC supported the implementation and critical activities related to the U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative in strategic information including data management for quarterly reporting and improving case management through data analysis and interpretation.

NIH/ Federally Funded Research and Development Centers (FFRDC)

  • Support of the Federally Funded Research and Development Centers (FFRDC) IT Staffing, Scientific Staffing, and Administrative Staffing

Federally funded research and development centers (FFRDC) are public-private partnerships that conduct research and development for the United States Government. FFRDC act as a vehicle for special research and development contracting within the federal government. WCLLC supports FFRDC with staffing efforts in IT, Scientific, and Administration.

SSA/ Spanish Speaking Medical Expert Witnesses (SSMEW)

  • Support The U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA) in providing Spanish-speaking Medical Experts (MEs)

The U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA) provides testimony in hearings held before an ALJ at which claimants are appealing certain benefits administered by SSA. WCLLC supports SSA in providing: the necessary personnel; supplies; equipment to recruit and retain qualified MEs; maintain update ME profiles; making recommendations for training MEs and process change.

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