We’re proud to say that it has been a great year at SemanticBits. In 2019, we enjoyed quite a bit of success and a ton of growth. Our team has expanded so rapidly that we’ve reached the 200 employee milestone!
Earlier in the year, we learned that our work has contributed to important research. SemanticBits-built Patient-Reported Outcomes version of the Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events (PRO-CTCAE) was featured in a cancer patient research study published in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association (JAMIA). PRO-CTCAE is a patient-reported outcome measurement system that directly captures treatment side effects—also known as symptomatic adverse events (AEs)—experienced by patients on cancer clinical trials.
Yet again, our talented team came together for a wonderful retreat where we let loose and had fun. Of course, it wasn’t all just great food and relaxation. Many of us brought our competitive spirit to the Virginia countryside for artistic and baking challenges, to push ourselves through an awesome bootcamp, and to flex some impressive arcade skills.
We also took time to reflect on our company mission, recognize outstanding employees, and to celebrate some exciting new contracts.
The year began on the right foot as SemanticBits became the key subcontractor on a new contract, Innovation Development and Operation Services (IDOS), to support the CMS Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI). We followed that by winning a recompete bid on the Alternative Payment Model Management System (AMS), also with CMMI, for another three years.
In May, SemanticBits solidified its position as a leader on the CMS Quality Payment Program (QPP) with a five-year contract called Clinician Interface and Scoring (CI&S), which includes the scope for QPP Web Interface, Measure Scoring and Feedback, Frontend Portal, and Eligibility, Authorization, and Conversion Tools. Shortly after this win, CMS awarded us a project to rework QPP Cost Scoring within the CI&S contract. Then in October, Content Management was folded into the CI&S contract. The year continued with two more CMS contract awards, Measure Authoring Tool (MAT) and Provide Medicare Claims Data to Prescription Drug Plan Sponsors (PDP).
We also celebrated a new contract from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission on a project called the Mission Application Portal (MAP) with a focus on analytics and reporting. We’re excited to share our talents with a new customer.
Our good fortune of growth led us to expand our operations teams, specifically within Human Resources and Accounting, so we can continue to provide support to our employees and customers.
SemanticBits is thankful for all its partners and excellent customers who allow us to shine. We look forward to more exciting work as we carry this year’s momentum well into 2020. Happy new year to all of our SemanticBits friends and families.