ICS Learning Group Works With NHPRI for Rapid-Development of Affordable Care Act Training Courseware

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ICS Learning Group's custom courseware services group works with Neighborhood to develop and refine employee training modules on ACA options.

Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island (Neighborhood), a non-profit HMO, has selected ICS Learning Group (ICS) to develop employee training related to the upcoming ACA, or ‘Obamacare,’ implementation in October. ICS, a leading provider of custom eLearning courseware development, has extensive experience in the design and development of elearning courseware in the healthcare industry. That experience, along with the accommodation of a rapid development schedule and the ability to provide Adobe Connect integration, led Neighborhood to choose ICS as their development partner in this project.

The ACA will bring many changes to the healthcare system, for which employees of HMOs and other healthcare providers will need to be trained. Neighborhood’s “Understanding the Affordable Care Act and Health Benefits Exchange” training is designed for three audience profiles; Basic, Intermediate, and Advanced – depending on the depth of knowledge required of a particular employee or group. Overall, each course will provide an engaging presentation to define and understand the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the Health Benefits Exchange (HBE), and the integration requirements. Additionally, the courses will train the Neighborhood employees on their offerings within Rhode Island’s Exchange, including the various ‘metal’ levels, income requirements and subsidies, as well as explain how Neighborhood will evolve as an organization by participating in the Exchange.

ICS worked closely with Neighborhood to develop a balanced, engaging, and effective training program series on a compressed schedule, ready for distribution before Oct. 1st.

About ICS Learning Group
ICS Learning Group, established in 1998, is an innovative provider of custom training solutions and Inquisiq R3 – the SCORM-Compliant Learning Management System. The company, headquartered in Pasadena, Maryland, serves several markets including software, manufacturing, health care, financial services, pharmaceutical, and government clients. With an emphasis and expertise in instructional design, ICS Learning Group develops customized software simulations for training programs, corporate communications applications and computer-based training solutions to meet the critical training needs of today’s workforce. For more information about ICS: http://www.icslearninggroup.com.

About Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island
Neighborhood is a not-for-profit HMO that was founded nearly 20 years ago to make sure everyone in Rhode Island has access to high-quality, low-cost health care. We’ve been ranked as one of the top ten Medicaid health plans in America for the past ten years* and currently serve nearly 100,000 members. Beginning in January 2014, we will extend our great service, benefits and value to individuals and businesses through HealthSource RI. For more information about Neighborhood: http://www.nhpri.org.

  • National Committee for Quality Assurance 2004-2014 Health Insurance Plan Rankings – Medicaid

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