Without oversight, the door to falsifying income information on a government enrollment application is thrown wide open. An applicant can easily claim a tiny salary just to ensure approval into the government funded program to which they are applying. Approval of unqualified applicants is a serious waste of taxpayer resources. Cancellation of benefits will take months; meanwhile the falsely approved applicant receives thousands of dollars in benefits, defrauding the government and without fear of repercussion. Verification of an applicant's income is critical, and the time to secure the right verification solution tool is now.
The world of quality control and oversight must be expanded at the same rate as the expansion of our government-funded entitlement programs.
AutoGov products provide the best validation and verification services and all at a fair price to ensure the return on investment is high. Our software fuses information to verify identity, residency, citizenship, income and all types of assets are done and on your device in a second.
In August 2013, AutoGov began processing Asset Verification Service (AVS) requests for one of our very innovative and aggressive state government clients. After a successful implementation, the entire team was eager to hit the ground running. We were excited and astonished by the swift return on investment: within the first two hours of operation, the uncovered assets found by our solution paid for the entire program in cost savings.
To gain a greater insight into the meaning of this discovery, we must first understand the costs associated with leaving these assets unfound. Using the net present value of $76,000 as the annual cost of a normal long term care (LTC) Medicaid case, use of the AutoGov AVS solution found a great deal more than previous manual verification programs. In fact, the AVS requests produced over one million dollars in previously unknown depository assets, and the solution took, on average, less than 6 days to uncover well over one hundred submitted cases that exceeded the allowable state threshold for Medicaid.
Congress passed Section 1940 of the Social Security Act. This amendment requires states to implement an electronic Asset Verification System (AVS) for the aged, blind and disabled Medicaid population. AutoGov is on the forefront of innovation for integrated eligibility and program integrity, and our AVS project is one of only two fully implemented solutions in the country.
Until now, Medicaid applicants were only required to volunteer their banking information. As an individual, they could simply choose not to disclose a checking, savings, or certificate of deposit account. Medicaid case workers had no way to verify that applicants were fully disclosing all assets. It's a new day, and that is no longer true. With the help of AutoGov and our data partners, Medicaid caseworkers can be sure they are approving the right individuals.
AutoGov continues to uncover waste, fraud, and abuse for state and federal entitlement programs. For a quick and easy AVS implementation with very little upfront cost, contact Solara Cochran at (512) 439-2900 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Over the summer we here at AutoGov decided to give our company site and our collective assets a complete update. Over the years our site has been a collection of graphics and styles to fit our needs, and as we move forward, I wanted to bring it all under one banner. After reading the Google's Visual Asset Guidelines (Part 1, Part 2), we became motivated to look for our new style.
There are many new ways of making quick and functioning sites. We decided to go with a design based from Twitter's Bootstap. This scaffolding allows for a rapid deployment for apps and sites. We knew we wanted something clean and easy on the eye, we just needed a font that brought it
We also decided to go with a uniformed font , Open Sans, for the website, presentations, and documents. We hope to use this font as much as possible, minus one exception, the logo. For our AutoGov logo we chose to go with Corbel.
One of the many things that needed to be updated was the color scheme that was being used for all of the assets that we would make available to our clients and the website. By following these guidelines we are able to easily pick the appropriate color for each instance.
The colors were all chosen from a concept called Flat design. By limiting colors to a few simple choices, then using shades of that color, it appears to give the simple object depth. Microsoft is using a version of this in its Metro theme used in designing Windows 8.
Picking a color scheme was an important part updating the logo. We have been using about three different shades of blue for our logo and and an unknown amount of fonts to write out our name in the logo. So we took the our logo and made it all one color (#2980b9) and changed the font to Corbel.
The visual comparison of our logos, is an easy way to see some of the changes that were made. By tightening up or look and sticking to a few simple principles, we were able to completely update all visual assets that belong to AutoGov. Be sure to let us know what you think. Comment in the section below...
With all of this new things we wanted to share a few of our company backgrounds, font, and random other things collected while building the site.
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Healthcare organizations hire AutoGov to help improve in their admission processes. We can help them by providing a decision assistance tool that will predict the probability of a Medicaid approval in an extremely successful and timely format. Because of our software, AutoGov clients save millions of dollars in write-offs annually.
One client story begins with a resident referral coming in from the hospital. The Business Office Manager (BOM) utilizes CaseVue with nearly every potential admission. The BOM immediately runs a CaseVue score with the information provided from her referral source. Depending on the admission process (including the CaseVue risk score), that referral can be accepted or denied inside of their policy-based 15-minute time frame. The patient's CaseVue score was helpful in determining that the potential resident would need to address just a few assets before the state would grant an approval. The CaseVue risk score was 56%. Standing in the way of approval, CaseVue uncovered some property in a completely different state. The resident would not qualify for Medicaid without selling the property and beginning a spend-down plan. The family didn't realize their mother owned any property, let alone in another state. Without CaseVue, the state would have denied the residents Medicaid application. In this state, a denial usually takes about 6 months. CaseVue saved everyone involved in the case time and money!!
CaseVue is also helpful in detecting potential fraud. A resident referral was sent to a Long-Term Care Nursing Home by a community resource. The potential resident admitted to being Medicaid Pending and as part of their admission process, the facility administrator ran a CaseVue score. CaseVue returned a score of 0% but verified the Social Security Number to be that of an actual person, one who was deceased. The nursing home was able to avoid potential losses in the hundreds of thousands. Admission was denied due to fraud.
CaseVue, helping real-people make real-world admission decisions!
In honor of The Hospice of Saint John, VP of Business Development Solara Cochran took on a whole new personality. Sunday May 19th, Solara volunteered as Alice (of Alice in Wonderland) for The Mad Hatter Tea Party and Fundraiser. All proceeds from the event went to support The Hospice of Saint John Foundation.
The mission of the Hospice of Saint John is to provide alternative, supportive and loving care for the terminally ill and their families, with an emphasis on life and living. Care is provided regardless of the patient’s ability to pay. The hospice foundation is supported by generous donations from individuals and organizations throughout the community, as well as fund raisers like The Mad Hatter Tea Party.
What is hospice? Hospice provides a caring environment for the physical and emotional needs of terminally ill patients and their families in their homes, in nursing homes, in assisted living residences, or inside an in-patient facility.