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FEI SYSTEMS DEVELOPS ONLINE YOUTH MENTAL HEALTH SCREENING TOOL

FEI Systems, a Columbia, Maryland-based provider of behavioral health information technology solutions, developed and delivered a critical online youth mental health screening tool for the State of Idaho. FEI Systems provides information technology services to the Behavioral Health Division, Idaho Department of Health and Welfare. Specifically, FEI provides a behavioral…
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FEI Systems – CWLA Conference

FEI Systems is excited to be exhibiting at the CWLA Conference in Washington D.C. from April 9 – 12. If you haven’t already, stop by Booth 28 to learn more about our case management technology solutions that can help both children, and their families! Are you struggling to solve the puzzle cube? Here’s a link on…
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FEI Systems Recognized by CMS for Advanced Technology Solutions

FEI Systems, a leading provider of health IT solutions based in Columbia, Maryland, was recognized by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for implementing next-generation technology solutions. FEI Systems was honored for its work implementing the CMS Information Systems Group Digital Playbook in support of CMS Hospital Quality…
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FEI Systems Awarded Contract With Florida To Address The State’s Opioid Crisis

FEI Systems, a Columbia, Maryland-based provider of health information technology solutions, was awarded a contract from the Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) in support of the State’s opioid response initiatives and the State Opioid Response Grant, awarded by SAMHSA. Through this contract, FEI will provide the State of…
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FEI Systems Recognized as a Finalist for Maryland Technology Company of the Year

FEI Systems, a Columbia, Maryland-based provider of health information technology solutions, was recently recognized as a finalist for Technology Company of the Year by the Maryland Tech Council. The Maryland Tech Council’s focus is to support the efforts of individual members in the technology and life sciences industry. These members drive innovation…
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BCT Partners/FEI Systems Win SAMHSA Block Grant Application Contract

Since 2010, FEI Systems successfully managed and enhanced the Web Block Grant Application System (WebBGAS) for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). This year, the WebBGAS RFP was issued as a small business opportunity. FEI teamed with BCT Partners, a minority-owned, small disadvantaged business enterprise for the…
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FEI Systems Awarded Mission-Critical CMS MIDS IDIQ Contract

FEI Systems, a Columbia, Maryland-based provider of health information technology solutions, was awarded an Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) Contract Award from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). The goal of the Measure and Instrument Development and Support (MIDS) IDIQ contract is to develop standardized quality measures that…
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SAMHSA CURES/STR Grants Available for all States

Your CURES/STR grant was due February 17. How will you use the award to serve your community? Talk with us to: Improve your overall block grant data collection for prevention and treatment Manage all funding received as it is distributed to your providers; show how it is spent and client…
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BJA Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Site-based Program

As part of the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA) legislation, the DOJ, OJP, and the BJA has released a new grant application to implement comprehensive strategies to address the growing Opioid Epidemic. FEi Systems has identified several key areas where WITS can support the data collection, reporting and secure data-sharing…
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FEi Achieves 100% Award Fee for two SAMHSA Contracts

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the Federal Government agency that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the Nation. For SAMHSA, FEi Systems (FEi) manages two high-profile contracts: The Web Block Grant Application System (WebBGAS) and the Behavioral Health Information Technologies and Standards (BHITS) project. FEi…
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FEi Part of Successful SAMHSA SPARS Launch

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) now has a robust, consolidated, and centralized online data resource platform to support the agency and its grantees. With the launch of the new SAMHSA Performance Accountability and Reporting System (SPARS) information technology system, SAMHSA and its grantees now have access to a complex…
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FEi Systems Awarded Two SAMHSA IDIQ Contracts

FEi Systems (FEi), a leading behavioral health IT organization, was awarded two critical contracts from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services (SAMHSA) to conduct analysis and statistical projects and to provide technical assistance and training. FEi is proud to announce that it has been awarded two 5-year SAMHSA (SAMHSA)…
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FEi Awarded Contract by Colorado’s Health Information Exchange

FEi Systems has won a contract with Colorado’s Health Information Organization (CORHIO) to implement the Consent2Share tool. This project is funded by ONC’s Advanced Interoperability Grant and is targeted at modifying HIEs to allow patients to consent to sharing sensitive health information. CORHIO and FEi, in collaboration with Colorado’s Medicaid Agency (HCPF) intend to use…
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NHA-FEI SBA 8(A) Mentor-Protégé Agreement Approved

As of September 16, 2015, the Small Business Administration (SBA) approved the Neil Hoosier & Associates (NHA) Mentor-Protégé Agreement with FEi Systems. This unique opportunity will be instrumental in assisting both NHA and FEI Systems in effectively competing within the marketplace, thus gaining a stronger foothold in government contracting. The…
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FEi Systems manages SAMHSA Behavioral Health IT contract

FEi Systems manages the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Behavioral Health Information Technologies and Standards (BHITS) project. BHITS supports real world implementation and dissemination of Health IT tools in the behavioral health community. BHITS helps the behavioral health community adapt to a rapidly evolving healthcare and technology…
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FEi Systems continues support for Access to Recovery Grants in 2014

FEi Systems has continued their successful implementations of WITS solutions for states participating in federally funded Access to Recovery (ATR) contracts.  Extension to current ATR 3 contracts have been exercised in Arkansas, New York, Indiana, New Hampshire, and Utah. Additionally, FEi  has been selected by North Carolina,  Idaho, Iowa, Massachusetts,…
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Maryland selects FEi Systems to provide an integrated LTSS system

FEi Systems has been awarded the LTSS System Software Development & Business Process Support Task Order under the Maryland Consulting and Technical Services+ (CATS+) contract. The Task Order, which provides continued support and enhancement to Maryland’s comprehensive LTSS system, is comprised of a 3-year base period and two option years. …
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SAMHSA awards FEi Systems the CIOSP3 BHITS Task Order

FEi Systems has been awarded a CIOSP3 – SB Task Order to support SAMSHA in the implementation of the Behavioral Health Information Technologies and Standards (BHITS) initiative.  The BHITS program represents a cross-center collaboration between multiple SAMHA centers, including the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT), the Center for Mental…
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CMS selects FEi Systems to perform on the Medicare-Medicaid Data Integration Contract

The Medicare-Medicaid Data Integration (MMDI) program is a new initiative sponsored by the CMS Medicare-Medicaid Coordination Office (MMCO).  Working with CMS, FEi will support the implementation of State programs that integrate care for individuals enrolled in both Medicare and Medicaid.  In each contract year, the FEi teams will collaborate with…
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CMS awards the MMR Portal Analysis, Design & Implementation Task Order to FEi

CMS awarded FEi Systems a CIOSP3 SB Task Order for analysis, design and implementation of a consolidated Monthly Metrics Report (MMR) Portal.  FEi will conduct a comprehensive assessment of the current business processes and the future system needs associated with the efficient collection and reporting of data received from Medicare…
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FEi Systems Selected By Mississippi To Implement a State-wide Long Term Services and Supports System

The State of Mississippi’s Division of Medicaid (DOM) selected FEi Systems to provide an interactive, web-based, No-Wrong-Door Information and Tracking System that coordinates care and  increases access to Long-Term Services and Supports (LTSS).  When fully implemented, the solution will incorporate Core Standardization Assessment Instruments, Conflict-free Case Management services, and Electronic…
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ISO/IEC 20000-1:2011 Certification Earned By FEI Systems

(Pittsburgh PA)  SRI Quality System Registrar is pleased to announce that it has recently awarded an ISO/IEC 20000-1:2011 Management System certificate to FEI Systems, located in Columbia, Maryland, for the planning, management, support and delivery of IT service desk services to FEI Systems customers. According to A. Joseph Falcsik, SRI’s…
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FEi is Awarded Contract for Multiple Tasks in CIO-SP3-SB IDIQ

FEi Systems (FEi) is pleased to announce a new award under the Chief Information Officer – Solutions and Partners 3-Small Business (CIO-SP3-SB) IDIQ contract.  National Institutes of Health (NIH) awarded FEi as an 8(a) Small Business in each of the six task categories where the company submitted proposals.  This award…
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FEi is Awarded Contract to Support National Disaster Medical System

FEi Systems (FEi) is pleased to announce a new award under the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) within the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has chosen FEI Systems to provide maintenance and support for the National Disaster Medical System (NDMS) Responders Management System…
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FEi Receives Award Notification of Multiple Domains for SAMHSA IDIQ

Press Release: FEi Receives Award Notification of Multiple Domains for SAMHSA IDIQ FEI Systems was notified by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) of awards in each of the domain categories where the company submitted proposals.  The SAMHSA IDIQ, which is expected to officially begin in May…
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FEi achieves CMMI Level 3 Rating

FEi achieved a CMMI Level 3 rating in December 2011. FEi supports a Project Management Office (PMO) and an Engineering Process Group (EPG) to implement process improvement across our organization. FEi is committed to CMMI as a best practice, and uses CMMI practices on all projects.
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GPRA Tools and Upload

WITS’ current version of the Discretionary Services GPRA tool supports data collection for the SOR program. This includes the intake, 3 month, 6 month, and discharge CSAT GPRA interviews. The system currently includes an automated, nightly upload of all completed GPRA data to the SPARS system, and it is assumed that SAMHSA will allow the same upload for SOR GPRA data.

WITS includes a follow-up due screen and related alerts to ensure that each provider, oversight agency, and the State can monitor the GPRA follow ups that are coming due, as well as monitor overall compliance with the grant’s rules regarding 80% completion of follow ups within the specified timeframe.

FEI will keep pace with changes to the GPRA as they are introduced by SAMHSA to ensure continued compliance.

Evidence Based Practices

WITS will allow the tracking of a client that is placed into any program of care, including the evidence based criteria that are used for that particular program of care. The program record also includes the level of care or service level. The system will record the length of time (days) that a client is treated in that particular program and the reasons for disenrollment/discharge.

Additional tracking is allowed for the medication used when Medication Assisted Therapy (MAT) is part of the care. WITS allows for the use of evidence based screeners and assessments, including the ASI, ASI Lite, and other ASAM criteria based tools. Modules allow the capture of all workflow and payment data related to services, core functions supporting treatment, prevention and recovery services.

Reporting of each service paid for by SOR funding is also available, by client and date, if desired. The State may track the burn rate and monitor trends in spending by provider, by client type, or by type of service.

Reporting

FEI will provide help gathering as much information possible for the semi-annual and final progress reports, as well as for the annual and final financial status reports and yearly sustainability report, as soon as the reporting requirements become available. Details will be available after award, WITS addresses these reporting requirements, as it has with many discretionary CSAT grants over the past decade. Whenever possible, prescribed reports are available in WITS to help compliance with CSAT progress and financial reports. The WITS platform also includes robust ad-hoc reporting in real time, allowing the State and its providers to access and analyze data to understand the impact of the services and outcomes.

Structured Reporting System

Prevention WITS gives you ready access to all data through a structured reporting system. Easily and rapidly generate formal reports, such as Block Grant reports. Create and run ad‐hoc reports to answer questions from state officials, legislators, or providers. Review SPF data entered and run QA and progress reports at any point in time. Compare data from Prevention WITS against state or national numbers to better understand community needs. Prevention WITS robust reporting puts the data for decision‐making in your hands at all times.

Workflow Driven

All screens center around the user’s workflow, guiding the user to the next step. See how Prevention WITS can be configured to support your user workflows.

Third Party Billing for Prevention Services

WITS allows providers or states to manage a variety of third party billing, establishing billable services, rates, and the method of billing for each payor. Tracking of EOBs, payments and client balance and payments is also available.

Addresses the SPF SIG Logic Model

Admission

Admits the client into the program and gathers additional information on the client’s background and legal history. The information entered creates a snapshot of the client at the time of intake/admission, which can be used to compare to similar data captured at Discharge to measure client progress.

Eligibility

Using industry standard tools, such as ORAS for criminogenic risk, and other screeners and assessments (such as ASAM’s CONTINUUM™) for appropriate placement in a level of care in the community, the court can place individuals in the best setting for treatment success.

Case Management

Records all case management and related events, referrals and services provided to the drug court client. By tracking each case management activity, it is possible to identify ancillary services provided to the client and to track the client’s progress and participation. This includes detailed reporting of employment and education milestones, sanctions and incentives, new charges, community service hours, as well as court and other criminal justice events.

Drug Testing

Allows the tracking of drug test results and attendance. HL7 messaging can pull in drug test results from a lab or lab hub.

Fee Tracking

Track fees (charges and corresponding payments) for any type of financial transaction associated with the client.

Treatment Encounters

Records all treatment related services provided to the drug court client. These are coded against standard procedure codes, and may be exported to an external billing system. Treatment encounters may reference goals and objectives from the client’s treatment plan.

Treatment Planning

Allows the treatment provider to enter a comprehensive plan including problems, goals, objectives, and planned interventions, and update those plans as needed with coordinated reviews.

Integrated Scheduling and Group Notes

Includes scheduling of groups, management of the client roster and attendance at sessions, streamlined integration with progress note reporting.

System Generated User Alerts

Provider alerts to case managers for upcoming client activities.

Discharge

This module mirrors Admission in that it collects the same data for clients at the time of discharge that was collected during the client’s drug court admission.

Health Care Environment

The health care industry is moving toward greater interoperability and pervasive health information exchange. Health care organizations and systems must ensure that behavioral health patient data is shared in compliance with Federal and State confidentiality laws, such as 42 CFR Part 2 and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). At the same time, patients have the legal right to control which aspects of their information are shared with or withheld from providers within a health information exchange environment.

Need for Consent2Share

Federal and State laws regarding sharing sensitive health information are driving the need for data segmentation, capturing patient consent, and enforcing patient preferences. Federal and expert stakeholders developed standards and guidelines to enable data segmentation and patient consent management. Thus, there is a need for health care organizations and systems to use online systems that segment data, elicit patient consents, comply with patient preferences, comply with confidentiality and privacy laws, and use national interoperability standards.

Solution: Consent2Share

FEI Systems developed Consent2Share as an open source application for consent management and data segmentation. It integrates with existing electronic health record (EHR) and health information exchange (HIE) systems via interoperability standards. Consent2Share enables electronic implementation of sensitive health information disclosure policies by applying the information-sharing rules needed to constrain the disclosure of sensitive data according to patient preferences. It supports Federal and State requirements related to specially protected health information, including 42 CFR part 2 and Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). It puts control of information exchange in the hands of the person in the healthcare system that has a right to decide who has access to their data: the patient.