continuous improvement

We are often asked if we have the Medicare Exclusion Database (MED) in our system. We do not collect the MED directly from CMS, but we do have this data in our system. The reason for this is because we collect our data from the primary source, as the Office of Inspector General is the primary source, we do not see a need to collect this data from the CMS as well.

We are precise in our collection. We believe in quality over quantity here at Typhoon Data. We don’t see a need in collecting “Everything”. Instead, we collect the pertinent, actionable, and primary source records that can help you and your clients get a full and complete picture on your health care providers. We take pride in our knowledge of these sources.

Last week, we got official and final confirmation that collecting the MED is not necessary.

Exact verbiage from CMS in regards to the MED:

“The Medicare Exclusion Database (MED) is a national database populated with information from the Office of the Inspector General.”

Image result for FarewellSeveral years ago, a couple of associates from other lives came to me and asked if I was interested in starting a new compliance data and CVO business.  I had retired…again and was busy doing volunteer work, hanging with my wife, children, and grandchildren and doing what most retirees are doing. We had long chats about the underserved full healthcare provider data world and having worked in Investigations, Event Security, background screening and medical provider data in past lives, I felt the idea of building a company that was nimble, more accurate, with great analytics over the top was indeed intriguing.

I saw a plan for building using cloud based systems, screamingly fast technology with security next to none in this space.  Deep and wide data beyond anything I’d ever seen before.  All Federal, State Exclusion, and board data plus CVO services with all relevant data at a great price was a reality!  No holes, no delays, no excuses.  What we had was a robust plan for a real continuous monitoring product line of all data familie! Bam! Our solution was more than just putting lipstick on a pig. It was a real solution.

Having been up close and personal with another similar provider, I quickly saw that Questin Francis, who would become the CTO of this new enterprise, had cracked the code in so many ways.  And the old song and dance of older, better, more data was washed away in an instant.  I was in.

What a great ride.  In the intervening years I became a part of a great family of professionals; partnered with great customers and vertical partners and a healthy work culture. TyphoonDATA offers a better way for their employees, and their customers.  It aligns with the Health in Healthcare.

The baby was born, began to crawl and eventually walked.  Today, it is running… So it’s back to retirement I go.  I’m ready to turn the page.  TyphoonDATA is successfully serving  the healthcare compliance and consumer reporting industries.

Thanks to Questin and Dan for their partnership, the investors that believed in us, and the great employees of TyphoonDATA.

Vaya con Dios…

Until we meet again along the road.