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Ad Hoc continues to support CMS Hospital Quality Reporting

September 07, 2021

Ad Hoc and our prime contract partner, Bellese Technologies, won a contract from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to support the Hospital Quality Reporting 2.0 task order.

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With existing tools, the IRS could connect people with healthcare

May 19, 2021

CMS and IRS could use the digital infrastructure and information they have today to help millions of tax filers find affordable or free healthcare, thereby reducing the number of uninsured people in America.

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The Ad Hoc COVID Report prototype is now open source

March 24, 2021

Today, we’re happy to announce that we have open-sourced the code that powers the COVID Report prototype.

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How to make vaccination an efficient and equitable process

March 02, 2021

Let’s talk about how governments can change course to create a vaccination process that improves equity and takes the burden of finding appointments off of individuals.

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Building a federal front door for vaccinations

February 19, 2021

Through research, we’ve landed on a handful of principles that could shape a federal vaccination website and core features the website should provide on launch.

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How to start improving your COVID-19 vaccination digital service

February 12, 2021

We’ve gathered a short list of ways state and local governments can improve their services now and prepare for the upcoming phases of the vaccination rollout.

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Prototyping a COVID-19 vaccination verification app

January 28, 2021

Ad Hoc has created a prototype that would allow Medicare beneficiaries to check their vaccination status in an easy-to-use web app.

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Why Ad Hoc is offering free COVID-19 vaccination consulting

January 26, 2021

We’re offering an hour of free consultation to any U.S. government operating a COVID-19 vaccination website or mobile app. There’s no catch, just contact us, and we’ll help you.

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Supporting the busiest time of the year for Medicare beneficiaries

October 15, 2020

At Ad Hoc, it’s imperative that we think critically and iteratively about how we can make this stressful experience as simple and intuitive as possible.

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Ad Hoc, Fearless, and Ellumen win contract to continue support of Blue Button 2.0

June 09, 2020

The Blue Button 2.0 program is a pivotal part of the move towards a more interoperable healthcare system that will give people more control over their healthcare data.

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Modernizing how Medicare beneficiaries find and enroll in coverage

April 09, 2020

Our approach to the Medicare Plan Finder was to build a tool and process that would allow us to continuously improve what we provided to beneficiaries and those who support them.

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Launching a government MVP in less than a month

October 01, 2019

On behalf of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, we recently launched a site for insurance issuers. We went from zero lines of code to a production MVP serving pilot users in under a month.

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Expanding the possible with the Find Local Help tool

June 20, 2019

Find Local Help is a tool from that connects people to in-person, one-on-one help signing up for health insurance. In 2017, CMS contracted with Ad Hoc to improve the performance and user experience of the tool.

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Three Ad Hoc-supported projects win FedHealthIT awards

June 11, 2019

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services won for their work on the Beneficiary Claims Data API and the Federally Facilitated Marketplace Cloud Migration, while the Department of Veterans Affairs won for Lighthouse, their API program.

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Ad Hoc wins place on Medicare Payment System Modernization BPA

May 17, 2019

Earlier this month, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) awarded Ad Hoc a place on the Medicare Payment System Modernization (MPSM) Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA).

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November 01, 2018

Over the past five years, Ad Hoc has played a critical role in the recovery effort for Our efforts embody the core values we hold today: an emphasis on practicality and a focus on the people impacted by our work.

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Award: CMS Medicare Coverage Tools

July 09, 2018

Recently Ad Hoc was awarded a task order from The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services for Medicare Coverage Tools. The program centers around developing a replacement for the current Medicare Plan Finder.

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Trends at HIMSS 2018: Giving people control of their data

April 04, 2018

It’s clear that data, and making it available and usable, is an acute challenge facing the industry.

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The launch of the Quality Payment Program website

March 11, 2018

Today marks a milestone for our Quality Payment Program Front End Development Services program — the public launch of the submission system for clinicians in the Quality Payment Program.

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Quality Payment Program at HIMSS18

March 07, 2018

There’s lots of great sessions and resources at the 2018 HIMSS Conference & Exhibition around the Quality Payment Program. Ad Hoc is the prime contractor on the Quality Payment Program Front End Development Services project.

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CMS launches Blue Button 2.0 at HIMSS18

March 06, 2018

Today, Administrator Seema Verma of the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services announced the launch of Blue Button 2.0. Ad Hoc is working on this project with our [prime contractor partner Fearless Tech.

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Ad Hoc partners with Fearless on CMS Blue Button

February 12, 2018

Ad Hoc is supporting our partner, Fearless, to make Blue Button even more useful to more people. Blue Button is one of the earliest modern examples of creating government technology that empowers people to make decisions based on data.

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Getting help, fast

June 09, 2017 has a service called Find Local Help that allows people to search for one-on-one help. This vital search had problems sustaining more than a small set of searches at a time.

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Ad Hoc begins user experience research work on Hospital Quality Reporting Project

April 10, 2017

Ad Hoc is providing the User Experience Research team, four professionals responsible for conducting all research.

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The rescue

February 09, 2016

In the days following the initial launch of, Greg Gershman and Paul Smith, who would eventually go on to found Ad Hoc, joined a group gathered to rescue the site.

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Window Shopping at

April 07, 2015

We delivered’s first window shopping application, empowering millions of Americans to quickly comparison shop for health insurance.

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