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A Look Back at 2020

By January 15, 2021January 21st, 2021No Comments

While it was a challenging year around the world with pandemic, SemanticBits was able to maintain a steady flow of success due to our talented team and a strong, collaborative work environment. As a remote-first company, we were able to continue working without interruption, which helped support our employees and their families remaining safe at home.

Throughout the year, we were able to continue delivering high-impact, high-quality products on time, on scope, and on budget. Between August and September, we launched the CMS Care Compare, a streamlined redesign of eight existing CMS healthcare compare tools available on medicare.gov; the Claims Data to Part D Sponsors (AB2D) API, which provides prescription drug sponsors with Medicare parts A and B claims data for their plan enrollees; and the Provider Data Catalog (PDC), a ground-up reimplementation of data.medicare.gov to better serve innovators and stakeholders who are interested in detailed CMS data and use interactive and downloadable datasets.

Our ability to continue to deliver innovative digital solutions despite a global pandemic has also allowed us to win a number of exciting projects with the federal government. The year began with a recompete win for the Quality Payment Program (QPP) Analytics and Reporting task to build upon our previous work to support the Center for Clinical Standards and Quality (CCSQ) and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Soon after, SemanticBits won another recompete on OpenFDA, a project that we have been successfully delivering on since 2016! Rounding out the Spring, we won a new Deliverable Administration Review and Repository Tool (DARRT) task to support CMS and quality improvement organization (QIO) contractors with contract deliverables submission and Quality Improvement Initiative (QII) referrals.

Later in the year, SemanticBits was awarded a sizeable and exciting contract. Patient Assessment and Survey Certification IT Development (PASCID) is a modernization project to replatform the legacy CMS Quality Improvement and Evaluation Systems (QIES). This five-year contract is a significant program to support CMS quality initiatives, and we are truly thrilled to be chosen to deliver this for CMS. In addition, we won a three-year contract called Quality Measures Implementation and Reporting (QMIR) for CMS.

Another tremendous achievement for SemanticBits in 2020 was winning a place on the Chief Information Officer-Solutions and Partners 3 (CIO-SP3) Government-Wide Acquisition Contract (GWAC), which will allow us to compete for a wide range of information technology services and solutions for the federal government. CIO-SP3 has been designated as Best in Class (BIC) by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).

In spite of this unprecedented year, SemanticBits has been able to grow as a company and strengthen our place among leaders in healthcare digital development. We are deeply thankful for our passionate and skilled team members who have allowed us to achieve new heights. 2020 was a tough year, but we came out stronger and ready for what lies ahead.