SPARC

Strategic Partners Acquisition Readiness Contract (SPARC)


Arch Systems, LLC (Arch) is proud to be a Prime Contractor on the Strategic Partners Acquisition Readiness Contract (SPARC) Vehicle.

 


Arch is qualified for 4 out of 5 socioeconomic categories in the Small Business pool for SPARC.

Small Business

8(a) Certification

HUBZone

Woman-owned

 

Arch demonstrates its ability to be a leader; as a Prime Contractor, we have assembled many contractors of the CMS and HHS contractor community—19 small and 12 large businesses.

We are a creative “Integrator,” showcasing the healthcare and IT capabilities of each individual team member while simultaneously enabling mutually beneficial partnerships through increased collaborative efforts.


Arch presents a compilation of highly relevant past performance to SPARC SOW. Since 2012, Arch has been the Prime Contractor or Subcontractor on no fewer than 12 federal contracts that are relevant to the service categories in which tasks will be awarded on the SPARC IDIQ contract.

With over 10 of service to CMS, Arch has established two large office locations near CMS headquarters in Baltimore, Maryland.

ARCH CAPABILITIES


 

ARCH DIFFERENTIATORS

CMS-approved accounting system. Arch has a CMS-approved accounting system and financial adequacy which is imperative for the management of Cost Plus Fixed Fee and Cost plus Award Fee contracts.

CMS Technical Environment Experience. Arch has a multitude of accomplishments in the CMS technical environment, a vital reason that we are the best choice for CMS projects, now and in the future.

Arch has unique capabilities as a small business because we are currently staffed with CMS technical experts, former CMS Office of Information Services (OIS) employees, and have built a staffing network with CMS experts in various areas of the SOW.

The excellent experience and understanding of the Technical Reference Architecture (TRA), hardware, software and security accreditation such as Authority to Operate (ATO), and various Gate Reviews at CMS makes Arch an attractive small business contractor.

Proven Innovations Capabilities. Arch has a corporate commitment to total quality and to producing solutions that are innovative yet cost-effective. Our corporate experience has delivered to CMS purposeful, value-driven innovations that have reduced costs, improved quality, save time, and so realized efficiency.

Arch brought cost-savings of $125,000 in the Base Year of the Physician Quality Reporting System and Electronic Prescribing Incentive Program Data Validation (PQRS eRx DV) project by successfully completing project deliverables below allocated funding, and in the Option Year (OY) 1 Arch has effectively identified potential fraud and recommended program improvements (over $179,000). Arch also provided agile and efficient migration of the Recovery Audit Contract (RAC) Data Warehouse (DW) system from the Companion Data System (CDS) data center to the IT-CNP data center within three weeks of project inception.

Clinical Subject Matter Expertise for IT Systems Development and Supporting Services. Our vast CMS experience led us to realize the importance of clinical subject matter expertise in developing CMS IT systems, solutions, and services. We therefore invested in building a clinical business line at Arch with experienced physicians and nurses, termed as the Arch Clinical Enterprise (ACE) Group. This staff helps Arch bridge the gap between clinical and IT knowledge that otherwise tends to exist in system development; our diverse teams are cooperative and synchronized and are consequently able to produce exceptionally comprehensive results. Their clinical and subject matter contributions towards the various phases of the Expedited Life Cycle (XLC) ensure that our solutions and services align with the healthcare needs of the Medicare and Medicaid beneficiary populations, providers, and insurance companies.

Arch has also invested in Training Specialists for systems training, learning management, and education and outreach support services, so we are always able to provide up-to-date, state-of-the art educational experiences. Our Training Business Service augments our clinical and IT capabilities in projects such as the Unified Case Management System (UCM).

 


 

Arch is a proponent of new and innovative technologies that provide efficient and cost-effective solutions and services to the Federal government. Arch has a rich history of purposeful innovations in many areas specified within the CMS TRA Standards and Guidelines. Arch is committed to keeping pace with technological progress, and as such, we are constantly evaluating new COTS tools, hardware, and technologies, for inclusion in our solutions.

Arch has demonstrated innovative approaches at CMS by saving the agency time, resources and bringing about process improvements.

With a vision of purposeful innovations on the SPARC IDIQ, Arch has developed the SPARC Innovations Board (SIB) made up of Team Arch’s highly recognized technical members who will bring considerable thought-leadership and value to our bids. The SIB is envisioned to recognize the healthcare issues of the country and will bring about continuous improvement in the processes, technologies and thinking in the SPARC IDIQ.


ARCH VALUE PROPOSITIONS RELEVANT TO THE SPARC FORECAST

Effort Name

Tentative Date of Award*

Description of Effort

Arch Value Proposition

LILS (Legislative IT Lifecycle Support, formerly ICD&A)

11/28/2017

The ICD&A order designs, develops, tests and implementation of the Pioneer Fast Track accountable care organizations demonstration, Medicare Shared Savings Program Accountable Care Organizations, Comprehensive ESRD Care (CEC) Model for ESRD Seamless Care Organizations (ESCOs), as well to acquire new Information Technology (IT) support services in response to the “Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015” (MACRA) Title 1, Section 11: Merit-Based Incentive Payment Systems (MIPS)/Alternative Payment Model (APM) (now referred to as the Quality Payment Program (QPP) System), and Section 501: Prohibition of Inclusion of Social Security Account Numbers on Medicare Cards.

Significant experience with all models in CMMI including all the business processes for the Accountable Care Organizations ESRD Care Model. Deep knowledge of MACRA and QPP IT transformation as CMS' PQRS Data Validation Contractor and subcontractor to PWC on the QPP IT effort. Enterprise Architecture contractor for the SSNRI effort at CMMI.

MDM (Enterprise Master Data Management)

11/28/2017

This contract is to design, build, maintain, manage and administer Master Data Management enterprise services to meet the mission of CMS.

Longstanding database manager and administrator for CMS on the RAC DW database among others.

EPC (Enterprise Portal Contract)

11/28/2017

This contract is to design, build, maintain, manage and administer Portal enterprise services to meet the mission of CMS.

Significant past performance as an enterprise systems integrator for CMS

Business Operations Support Center (BOSC)

3/14/2018

Supports data quality initiatives, EHR incentive program reporting, and EHR incentive program governance utilizing an EHR Remedy environment. Each of the BOSC programs provides a Production Operations Support Desk that coordinates the scheduling of batch jobs and file transfers and maintains and coordinates the production operations schedule requiring Remedy.

Unique past performance, experience and innovation with data quality at CMS. Significant subject matter expertise as the CMS PQRS Data Validation Contractor to include deep knowledge of the Electronic Health Record incentive and governance initiatives and successful support desk work to for production operations.

Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions (EIS) Support

5/17/2018

Supports the ongoing gathering of requirements and to serve as a PMO in the discovery of the overall requirements for CMS’s Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions (EIS) Transition.

Significant experience in the gathering and creation of enterprise requirements at CMS. We are currently gathering requirements and assesses the enterprise wide impact of the SSNRI at CMMI.

Open Door Forum (Intercall)

6/21/2018

Support services for on-site and off-site conferences, audio conferencing, conferencing via internet, web casting (including multi-casting), and web registration in support various CMS functions.

As the Prime contractor for the Medicare Learning Network Arch has significant proven capability delivering on and off-site conferences, enhanced audio, video and internet learning environments and digital registration capabilities

National Provider Identifier (NPI) Crosswalk

6/20/2018

Provides operations, support and maintenance of the National Provider Identifier Crosswalk System (NPICS). This essentially crosswalks a legacy provider identifier to the appropriate NPI and a NPI to the appropriate CMS legacy provider identifier(s).

As the primary contractor on the SSNRI at CMMI Arch has deep experience with the creation of identifier cross-walks

Multi-carrier System (MCS)

6/29/2018

System maintenance of the Multi Carrier System (MCS), the Medicare Part B claims processing system.

Arch has 10+ years’ experience as system maintenance provider to CMS.

Medicare Beneficiary Database Suite of Systems and Enrollment Database (MBDSS-EDB) Maintenance

11/30/2018

Provides support for the Medicare Beneficiary Database Suite of Systems

Arch has 10+ years’ experience as system maintenance provider to CMS.

Business Intelligence/Extract, Transform & Load (BI-ETL)

8/10/2018

Business Intelligence/Extract, Transform & Load used to interact with multiple CMS platforms

 

Data Extract System (DESY) Data Access and Data Shipping System (DADSS) and Decision Support Access Facility (DSAF)

9/6/2018

Provides operation and maintenance support and application development as necessary to the Data Extract System (DESY) Data Access and Data Shipping System (DADSS) Decision Support Access Facility (DSAF).

 

Beneficiary Eligibility Suite of Systems Transactions (BESST)

9/11/2018

Supports the maintenance for the Medicare Eligibility Inquiry suite of applications operated at the CMS Data Center in support of Medicare Part A, Part B, Medicare Advantage and Part D.

 

* The date of award is estimated and may not include transition or extensions to the effort.

 

 


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