Consulting Services

QuarterLine’s Consulting Services are rooted in the idea that stakeholders of a successful project or enterprise must be engaged at all stages of program development/management or problem-solving, from definition to solution deployment.  QuarterLine applies this orientation to every consulting engagement.

For all areas of our consulting practice, including strategic planning, technical assistance, training, and end-to-end program management, QuarterLine’s approach helps clients ensure success.  And, by bringing the right mix of expertise and process management discipline, QuarterLine gives clients confidence that their success is sustainable over time.

Select QuarterLine consulting engagements:

Pharmacy Consulting. QuarterLine provides a wide range of services to our pharmacy clients, including sales strategy, product development/release, marketing support and technical guidance in all business areas.  QuarterLine has core strength in healthcare pharmacy programs.  Our clients include large pharmaceutical manufacturers, research organizations, PBMs, and a range of small to midsize pharmacy companies.

Business Planning/Strategy. Under this broad category, QuarterLine consultants serve our clients in business planning, strategy and development efforts.  Our engagements have included providing training to project teams, supporting sales strategy, providing targeted market research, formulating go-to-market plans and assessing distribution channels.  QuarterLine health professionals have a wide range of expertise to assist clients in short or long-term business needs.

Federal Programs.  Due to changes in Federal Healthcare programs and funding associated with ARRA and ACA, QuarterLine has supported clients in navigating the complex regulatory environment.  Our engagements have included developing CMS Innovation Grant responses, Medicare Part D discount card applications, assisting commercial and Government customers in developing plans to support Meaningful Use, Health Information Exchange, and Health Insurance Exchange, and a wide range of policy and planning support.  Our policy experts fully understand the ACA and the multitude of programs that have emerged from the healthcare legislation.  Additionally, QuarterLine has significant experience in Military Health Programs, Veterans Healthcare, Medicare, and Medicaid as well as international development programs stemming from HHS, OGAC, and USAID.

Sustainable Public Health Supply Chains. The Presidents Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, or PEPFAR, stands as one of the largest and most successful global health initiatives in history.  Under the PEPFAR Program umbrella, QuarterLine staff has worked with ministries of health and other stakeholders in countries all over the world to develop integrated health commodity delivery systems.  Now QuarterLine is working with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to effectuate the transfer of leadership of supply chain management to local personnel through innovative capacity building approaches.

From Policy to Practice. Drawing upon its understanding of federal health policy and the Affordable Care Act, QuarterLine worked in close consultation with officials of the State of North Carolina Office of Medicaid Management Information Systems and the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) to develop an Electronic Health Record Incentive Payment System.  In addition to its development of the software for verifying provider eligibility and processing payments, QuarterLine worked closely with the state and with CMS every step of the way to ensure that the program adhered to emerging federal policy guidance while meeting the functional requirements of system users.

Healthcare Strategies in the Military Health System. The Military Health System (MHS) is known for innovation in health care, especially in areas such as emergency care, traumatic brain injury and behavioral health.  QuarterLine is proud to be a valued provider of process and technology advisory services to Military Treatment Facilities (MTFs) all over the world.  All of QuarterLine’s work with MHS aims to facilitate the collection and use of clinical data to improve the quality of health care delivered to the nation’s military personnel and their families.

Veterans Benefit Management System.  QuarterLine facilitates the improvement of veterans’ ability to apply for and receive much deserved benefits.  This includes providing specialized systems testing services for the Veterans Benefit Management System (VBMS), working to automate the process for veterans to receive benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs. 

Custom Technology Solutions.  QuarterLine has provided systems design and development for health clients, with a specialization in end-to-end program support within federal public health and healthcare programs. QuarterLine has provided technology solutions in support of programs related to the Affordable Care Act and its implementation within state Medicaid programs. Our staff engages across the full software lifecycle according to the needs of our clients, including requirements analysis, formal design reviews, test planning and execution, and maintenance and support.

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