September 06, 2017, (Laurel, MD) - Platinum Business Services, LLC (Platinum) today announced that it has been appraised at level 3 of the of the CMMI Institute’s Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI)®.
The appraisal was performed by KMS Enterprises, Inc.
Level 3 - An appraisal at maturity level 3 indicates the organization is performing at a “defined” level. At this level, processes are well characterized and understood, and are described in standards, procedures, tools, and methods. The organization’s set of standard processes, which is the basis for maturity level 3, is established and improved over time. For information visit our website at: http://www.weareplatinum.net/
Platinum Business Services Awarded Prime Contract for the: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS), Social Security Number Removal Initiative (SSNRI) Project
May 05, 2017, (Laurel, MD) - Platinum Business Services, LLC (Platinum) was awarded a prime contract to support the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS), Social Security Number Removal Initiative (SSNRI) Project. The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) of 2015. Section 501 of this legislation prohibits inclusion of SSNs on Medicare cards. MACRA requires CMS to remove SSNs from all Medicare cards by April 2019. A new randomly generated Medicare Beneficiary Identifier (MBI) will replace the SSN-based HICN on the new Medicare cards for Medicare transactions like billing, eligibility status, and claim status.
Platinum will support CMS in the timely updates and the adoption of the new Medicare beneficiary identifier in various CMS manuals and forms. The updating of these manuals and forms will ensure the accuracy of the policy contained in the manuals and forms, which will have a major impact on the health care sector and components thereof (e.g., hospitals, physicians, pharmacies, beneficiaries, and insurance firms and Medicare contractors). Platinum has a strong history of providing strategic healthcare support for CMS and a number of national commercial healthcare organizations and federal healthcare agencies.
Platinum Business Services, LLC (Platinum) is beginning work on a USAMRICD On-Site Administrative and Professional Support Services contract. Platinum will provide qualified technical personnel in support of the United States Army Medical Research Institute of Chemical Defense (USAMRICD) and provide the required staffing resources as necessary to allow the USAMRICD to continue to be a recognized leader in the development of chemical warfare countermeasures.
Platinum will support USAMRICD’s mission is to discover and develop medical products and knowledge solutions against chemical and biochemical threats through research, education and training, and consultation. As a part of the mission, the USAMRICD offers a wide variety of events and courses to first responders and throughout the Department of Defense (DoD) community. Platinum is providing support personnel for these events and programs as well as daily routine staffing needs. Some of the required support services include administrative support, program analyst support, scientific support, and program management support.
Jody Venkatesan, President and CEO of Platinum said, “We are very thankful to have the opportunity to support the U.S. Army in biomedical and chemical research. This work represents as our single largest Department of Defense (DoD) contract and deepens our past performance in supporting the Army. Our biomedical support now spans three Federal agencies to include; DoD, HHS and the VA. We look forward to in supporting the solutions against chemical and biochemical threats through research, education and training for our nation.”
Platinum Business Services, LLC (Platinum) will be providing SSAE-16 Support Services for the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office of Enterprise Application Development (OEAD). The Office of the Enterprise Application Development (OEAD) is responsible for maintaining and overseeing the Enterprise Human Resources and Payroll System (EHRP). The EHRP is the PeopleSoft web-based, workflow enabled human capital management system providing electronic initiation and processing of civilian personnel actions, and human capital management tools.
Jody Venkatesan, President and CEO of Platinum said, “This multi-year prime contact is the culmination of years of our continuing relationship at the Department level of HHS. The Enterprise Human Resources and Payroll System (EHRP) is a material financial application at HHS. We welcome the opportunity to support HHS internal controls and support key financial management processes in the future.”
Platinum Business Services, LLC (Platinum) was award a National GSA Acquisition Management Support Services BPA with a ceiling of $25,000,000. As an 8(a) and Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB), this represents a continuing step forward with Platinum’s support at GSA.
This GSA BPA will support a variety of program support functions related to the General Services Administration (GSA), Federal Acquisition Service (FAS), Assisted Acquisition Services (AAS) Organization, including, but not limited to: procurement assistance, administration, and management assistance of contracts and task orders of various types and complexity acquisitions.
Jody Venkatesan, President and CEO of Platinum said, “The award of this GSA prime contract represents the single largest award in Platinum’s history. Equally, it represents our largest contract award at GSA. Platinum has continued to build on our customer focused relationship to deliver the highest caliber of acquisition professionals to GSA. We look forward providing the same level of technical and professional services to GSA.
Platinum Business Services, LLC (Platinum) implemented a Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) compliant accounting system – Project Accounting Software for Government Contractors (PROCAS). This DCAA complaint accounting system allows Platinum to fully comply with Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Part 31 and satisfies the audit requirements of the DCAA. Platinum now has the expert accounting capabilities to support government contracts by ensuring DCAA compliant; project accounting, timesheet reporting, expense reporting and management reporting capabilities. This DCAA complaint accounting software will provide the information required to support cost-plus government contracts.
Jody Venkatesan, President and CEO of Platinum said, “The implementation of a DCAA compliant accounting system gives our Federal customers a compliant financial platform needed to ensure accuracy and contractual accountability. We take this investment as a serious step forward. As a firm, we can now deliver the reports that are needed to support all aspects of DCAA audits, government contracts and financial accountability. This DCAA complaint accounting software will provide Platinum the back-office DCAA complaint engine that is needed to support our growing defense and civilian business operations. We look forward to supporting our customer’s complex business operations at the highest levels. Platinum now has the tools to ensure accuracy and accountability for every facet of our internal financial operations.”
On December 26, 2014, Platinum Business Services, LLC (Platinum) was certified as a participant in the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) 8(a) Business Development Program. This certification now allows Platinum to receive sole-source contracts, up to a ceiling of $4 million for goods and services and $6.5 million for manufacturing.
Jody Venkatesan, President and CEO of Platinum said, “The SBA.’s 8(a) certification along with our Department of Veteran’s Affairs (VA) Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) certification and multiple GSA prime contracts allows Federal agencies to access our services with ease. Our 8(a) certification exemplifies the sound business practices that we have undertaken to support our client’s complex business operations at the highest levels. Platinum will continue to assist Federal leaders in reducing costs while minimizing risks to their business and information technology operations by focusing our consulting services on people, processes, technologies and standards.”
Platinum Business Services, LLC (Platinum) has contracted to support a Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA) Risk Assessment for a national Healthcare provider. HIPPA privacy concerns are shared in Healthcare organizations, where healthcare, financial, and other services continue to be delivered via the web with increasingly higher levels of personalization of health metadata. The proliferation of social media, Smart Grid, mobile, and cloud computing, as well as the transition from structured to unstructured data and metadata environments, have added significant complexities and challenges for the Healthcare industry in safeguarding health related privacy.
Platinum’s HIPPA experience brings the right blend of experienced healthcare IT security professionals to undertake the comprehensive security protocols such as HIPPA. As part of our support, Platinum’s HIPAA Risk Analysis will evaluate current security issues and our Evaluation and Assessment will evaluate all open HIPAA issues. Our Cybersecurity Strategy and Risk Management Program is an ongoing process, in which we assist our clients in regularly reviewing and detecting PHI, PII and e-PHI security incidents, periodically evaluate the effectiveness of security measures put in place, and regularly reevaluate potential risks.
On May 30 2013, Platinum Business Services LLC (Platinum) was awarded the GSA MOBIS 874 Schedule (GSA contract GS-02F-152AA) as a Federal prime contractor for the following SIN’s – Consulting Services SIN 874-1, Training Services SIN 874-4, Acquisition Management Support SIN 874-6, Program and Project Management Services (SIN 874-7). Major areas of Platinum’s MOBIS 874 GSA Schedule services include consulting services, training services, acquisition management support, program and project management services, subject matter expertise (SME), enterprise architecture, business re-engineering, functional support, meeting expertise capital planning security and enterprise performance based processes. The MOBIS 874 aligns with Platinum’s mission statement of “Bringing Business and Technology Processes Together”.
Jody Venkatesan CISA, CISM, CGEIT, CRISC, President and CEO of Platinum, said, “With the award of the MOBIS 874, the GSA IT 70 and with our SDVOSB certification by the Department of Veteran Affairs, Platinum is in an excellent position to support our Federal clients in the long-term. This award represents Platinum’s continued commitment to serving our Federal clients as a prime contractor. It further attests to our robust capabilities as a sound business partner. The MOBIS 874 allows our Federal clients to reach out to Platinum’s “structured mission oriented business services.”
On July 13, 2012, Platinum Business Services LLC (PBS) was verified and added to the Veteran business database at www.Vetbiz.gov by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Center for Veterans Enterprise (CVE). Platinum Business Services is now certified under the VA, CVE as a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) and a Veteran Owned Small Business (VOSB). In addition, PBS is a GSA contract holder for Schedule 70 132-51 for Information Technology (IT) Professional Services (GS-35F-0067Y). Major areas of PBS’ GSA services include; IT Program Management, IT Project Management, Information Assurance, Cyber-security, IT Financial Systems support, Systems Engineering, Infrastructure support and IT Functional support.
Jody Venkatesan CISA, CISM, CGEIT, CRISC, President of Platinum Business Services, said, “This
certification by the VA illustrates our continued commitment to our Federal clients. The VA CVE SDVOSB certification allows our Federal clients to reach out for PBS’ structured core IT services that support their mission.” PBS continues to be a premium provider of professional IT services to our Federal customers. The VA’s official certification of PBS’ SDVOSB and VOSB registration can found at the VA’s public website.