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Clifton Gunderson received an "Outstanding" rating from GSA Advantage on our first Contractor Administrative Compliance Report Card for the GSA Management, Organizational, and Business Improvement Services (MOBIS) Schedule.

GSA Schedules

Clifton Gunderson is registered to do business on the U.S. General Services Administration’s (GSA) Financial and Business Solution (FABS) and Management, Organizational and Business Improvement Service (MOBIS) Schedules. The firm received an "Outstanding" rating from GSA Advantage on our first Contractor Administrative Compliance Report Card for the GSA MOBIS Schedule. Our GSA Schedule reference numbers are as follows:

  • MOBIS –GS-10F-0050K
  • FABS – GS-23F-0135L

Assurance Services

Clifton Gunderson brings 40 years of experience to governmental assurance engagements. Through direct contracting, and through the GSA Federal Supply Schedule, our professionals are available to provide the following services–

  • Financial Audits
  • Performance Audits
  • CFO Act Financial Statement Audits
  • Forensic Audits
  • Attestation Engagements
  • Agreed Upon Procedures
  • Internal Control Reviews
  • Information Systems Reviews
  • OMB A-127 and A-130 Reviews
  • SAS 70 Reviews
  • FFMIA Reviews
  • FMFIA and OMB A-123 Reviews
  • Auditability Surveys
  • Compliance Audits
  • Economy and Efficiency Audits
  • Program Audits
  • Budget Reviews
  • Contract Pre-Award Audits
  • Contract Close-Out Audits

Additional Services

  • Accounting
  • Cost Studies
  • Budget Services
  • Financial Reporting
  • Financial Analysis
  • Account Reconciliations
  • Treasury Reporting
  • Compilation

Federal governmental clients we have served include–

  • Agency for International Development
  • Defense Finance and Accounting Service
  • Department of Agriculture
  • Department of Health and Human Services
  • Department of the Treasury
  • Department of Transportation
  • Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Federal Aviation Administration
  • Federal Housing Administration
  • Government Accountability Office
  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  • National Science Foundation
  • Nuclear Regulatory Commission
  • Peace Corps
  • Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation

Information Systems Auditing

Clifton Gunderson can assist you in evaluating your information systems, or those of your service organization.

SAS No. 70 Attestation Services

An independent study and evaluation of controls, an SAS No. 70 review provides third-party support for end user assurance and support. The review results in a report consistent with the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants SAS No. 70.

Information Systems Security

A structured approach to analyzing and assessing security controls. Scope of services include the review of–

  • Entity-wide security program planning and management
  • Access controls
  • Application software development and change control
  • Segregation of duties
  • System software
  • Service continuity
  • Input controls
  • Processing controls
  • Output controls
Technical Risk Assessment

We take a structured approach to assessing the impact of real and potential risks, using proprietary and standard methodologies to evaluate all levels of information security. It is the first and most crucial step in designing cost-effective, organization-specific security programs and processes.

Security Evaluation and Assessment Services

Clifton Gunderson can identify and assess your real and/or potential security control risks. Our scope of services includes–

  • Security policies, standards and procedures
  • Security architecture and design
  • Systems and network security diagnostics
  • Security management and administration
  • Technical IT security control (confidentiality, integrity, availability)
  • Operational effectiveness of systems and network controls
  • Application security reviews
Penetration Testing and Vulnerability Assessment

This is a real life, threat-based assessment of security using vulnerability assessment tools and other techniques to identify and exploit areas of risk exposure. Services include the assessment of–

  • Potential threats and vulnerabilities facing the external network perimeter
  • Potential threats and vulnerabilities facing the internal network infrastructure
  • System configuration policy vulnerabilities
  • Denial of services (DOS) vulnerabilities
Security Planning and Design Services

This range of services focuses on the future effectiveness of your security infrastructure and systems, and assists management in providing guidance and direction for information security. The scope of our services includes–

  • Formulation and tailoring of industry-standard corporate security policies and guidelines to be effective in an organization's environment.
  • Development and design of entity-wide security programs
  • Development and design of application security plans and programs
Data Analysis and Forensics

Using computer-assisted audit tools and techniques, we can analyze large volumes of data to discover facts, events or trends. We can also locate and recover hidden, "deleted" or elusive documents and data on all storage media and network configurations. Services include–

  • Process focused analysis
  • Customized data analysis
  • Forensic litigation support

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Health Care Compliance

Clifton Gunderson works on behalf of federal and state government agencies to assure that Medicare and Medicaid providers receive only what they are entitled to receive under federal and state laws and regulations. We currently have one of the largest staffs of Medicaid and Medicare audit and consulting professionals in the United States. Our experience with the operations of thousands of health care providers gives us unique insight into what federal and state agencies are looking for in the performance of audits for the Medicaid and Medicare programs.

Representative Client Work

The following clients and projects are representative of Clifton Gunderson's broad experience in the health care compliance industry.

  • Commonwealth of Virginia Department of Medical Assistance
  • State of Indiana
  • State of North Carolina
  • State of Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
  • State of Texas
  • State of Colorado
  • Commonwealth of Kentucky
  • State of Ohio
  • U.S. Attorneys and the U.S. Department of Justice (Commonwealth of Virginia, Oregon, Missouri, North Carolina, South Carolina, New York, Colorado, Tennessee, Minnesota, California, Idaho, and the District of Columbia)

Health Care Consulting Services

Over the years, Clifton Gunderson has built a reputation for high-quality consulting services for federal and state government agencies. Our health care consulting team has worked with federal agencies concerned with health care and health care research, including the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the Health Resources and Services Administration and the Department of Justice.

We have successfully completed assignments involving state Medicaid and other human service agencies, legislative offices and cabinet-level agencies in more than 20 states, including California, Delaware, District of Columbia, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, and Virginia.

Reimbursement Systems

Clifton Gunderson assists state agencies in reimbursement system design and development, and implementation of rate setting. We understand that there are a variety of stakeholders with an interest in the reimbursement and rate setting processes. Our consulting team works closely with all interested parties and is sensitive to the programmatic and political implications of our work.

We provide both planning and operational assistance in–

  • Analyzing reimbursement policies
  • Defining allowable costs
  • Developing rate setting systems and databases
  • Conducting fiscal impact modeling
  • Developing implementation strategies
  • Drafting regulations and state plan amendments
  • Waiver development
Policy Analysis and Legislative Studies

Clifton Gunderson assists governments in conducting research and analysis of many different health care issues. We conduct thorough investigations and analysis of federal and state activities, and perform comprehensive data collection activities to support our projects. We have developed expertise and conducted special studies in the following areas–

  • Reimbursement
  • Quality of care
  • Community based services
  • Long-term care
  • Special populations
  • State and federal laws and regulations
  • Staffing needs and requirements
Program Evaluations and Data Analysis

Our ability to collect and analyze data and work with a variety of organizations is essential to providing our clients with findings and recommendations to improve existing programs. We know the importance of accurate, reliable and accessible data to providing supportable results. Staff expertise includes–

  • Claims data analysis for cost and utilization projections
  • Claims data analysis for inappropriately paid claims
  • State contractor, including Medicaid fiscal agents, performance accountability
  • State contractor accountability risk assessments
  • State contractor information systems audits
  • Cost effectiveness studies
  • Survey design and implementation
  • Data management and analysis to establish patient acuity levels
  • Expenditure analysis
  • Simulation modeling
  • Payment accuracy measurement

Public Management Consulting

Building on a nationwide infrastructure and a successful 40-year track record in accounting, audit, tax, and financial consulting services, Clifton Gunderson takes a proactive approach to general management consulting support for government organizations. Serving government entities at the federal, state, and local level, and many of the nonprofit, community-based organizations that work with them, we offer a range of capabilities designed to help public sector clients improve organizational performance.

Management Accountability
  • Business continuity planning
  • Cost-benefit and return-on-investment analysis
  • Internal controls review
  • Performance auditing
Productivity Planning
  • Business process mapping, review and re-engineering
  • Competitive sourcing
  • Customer service review and analysis
  • Marketing and outreach program assistance
  • Performance planning and measurement
  • Strategic management planning and evaluation
  • Workplace analysis and redesign, including telecommunting training and technical assistance
Organizational Change
  • Diversity planning and management
  • Management assessment and review
  • Human capital planning and management
  • Organization development and team building
Staffing and Business Alliances

Clifton Gunderson's management consulting team brings together staff and associates with a wide breadth of experience in government and nonprofit organizations. Our team maintains a consistent approach and philosophy, and stays in touch with evolving technical tools through regular planning workshops. Teambuilding is the first-step in every major consulting engagement. These practices, principles and values extend to firms with whom we have strategic alliances.

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