GDIT wins $95M contract for CMS claims operations

5-year task order calls for servicing computer software

General Dynamics Corp. will continue providing claims processing support to the Health and Human Services Department under a five-year task order that has a potential value of $95 million.

General Dynamics Information Technology will service the computer software of DHS’ Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics and Supplies (DMEPOS) system, according to a company announcement dated May 13.

Those services include maintenance, developmental enhancements and special projects.

CMS uses General Dynamics Information Technology's ViPS Medicare System software to process approximately 240,000 claims received daily.

The company will continue to meet CMS' objectives by improving the efficiency and effectiveness of claims processing operations and for timely implementation of statutory and regulatory requirements.

Also, GDIT will issue software releases every quarter in response to CMS mandates.

"We will work to concurrently maintain the stability of the Medicare DMEPOS claims processing environment, extend the life of this mission-critical CMS system, and reduce maintenance costs through continued automation and modernized processes," Tammy Kness, a vice president of GDIT’s Health IT Solutions sector, said in the release.

General Dynamics Corp., of Falls Church, Va., ranks No. 6 on Washington Technology’s 2010 Top 100 list of the largest federal government contractors.

About the Author

David Hubler is the former print managing editor for GCN and senior editor for Washington Technology. He is freelance writer living in Annandale, Va.

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