SOURCE: Cody Consulting

Cody Consulting

July 11, 2011 07:00 ET

New CodySoft™ Web Tool Solves MCO Project Management and Compliance Issues

TAMPA, FL--(Marketwire - Jul 11, 2011) - Cody Consulting has launched a customizable web-based solution to the hardball approval game that managed care organizations play every day with their marketing materials. CodySoft™ is a health plan's most agile tool for regulatory compliance, creative approval, interdepartmental communication, version tracking and archives.

"Health plans track and manage thousands of various collateral materials to comply with complex regulations. All marketing materials must be approved by regulators in a timely fashion. If plans are unprepared, the outcome can be disastrous," said Debbie Mabari, Cody Consulting CEO. "CodySoft plays a pivotal role in managing and tracking collateral material for MCOs. CodySoft builds in 90 percent of the project management workflow. It assists with template creation and regulatory oversight for individual MCOs. The program is so flexible it can even modify rule management based on the MCO's interpretation, making the system flexible for every client. With CodySoft, MCOs will know where everything is in the workflow process. They can better manage tasks and schedules and, most importantly, they avoid resubmissions."

The system includes robust project workflow management tools along with tools specific to the industry. The trademarked Regulation Analyzer™ compares an MCO's marketing/sales materials with rules from Chapter 3 of the "Marketing Guidelines" distributed by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. The Analyzer then adds content, labeling and disclaimers that apply.

"Our competitors offer some solid project tools, but no one else ties easy-to-use traffic management with regulatory management and a digital archive library," Mabari said. "If you have ever spent days, nights and weekends gearing up for annual enrollment and endured painful hours tracking multiple versions, CodySoft is the answer. Our system is so attuned that it utilizes an automatic CMS-compliant file naming convention on all materials. CodySoft also sets access so printers, fulfillment vendors or on-site print centers can better manage inventory and communications. This keeps customer service and sales running smoothly with plenty of checks and balances in place."

CodySoft pricing is based on the number of plans an MCO offers, the number of members served and the number of states involved. Such flexible pricing makes CodySoft affordable for mid-size and small health plans alike. Better yet, there aren't any servers to install. The program is web-based, uses encrypted communications and is licensed to a health plan for three years. Visit or call (855) 990-CODY ext. 1 for information.

"Every MCO I know is running lean. CodySoft ensures your team is effectively managing all regulatory and non-regulatory collateral. It plays a pivotal role in managing annual open enrollment and so much more. Even if you don't think you need our services, it may be worth a call. Cody Consulting and CodySoft are successfully finding better ways to help managed care organizations," Mabari added.

About Cody Consulting: Cody Consulting guides health plans through strategically integrating operations, marketing communications, compliance, information technology, print and fulfillment, customer service and call center functions. The pros at Cody use proven tools learned from their 30 years of combined managed care experience. MCOs specializing in state and federally funded health programs are Cody's specialty.

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