HEALTH CARE

CMS adds one more firm to $25B care quality improvement IDIQ

One previously disappointed bidder who did not make the original cut for a $25 billion Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services contract has found its way back onto that vehicle.

Baltimore-based Arch Systems has become the 59th company to land a prime position on the potential 10-year Network of Quality Improvement and Innovation Contractors program, according to a March 26 FedBizOpps notice.

The “NQIIC” contract supports efforts to improve quality of health care and help doctors use data-driven methodologies in their work with patients to make decisions.

Arch Systems filed a post-award protest on Feb. 11 to the Government Accountability Office nearly two weeks after CMS unveiled the original roster of 58 winners for the contract. GAO dismissed that protest on Feb. 22 after CMS evidently decided to take another look at Arch Systems’ bid.

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Ross Wilkers is a senior staff writer for Washington Technology. He can be reached at rwilkers@washingtontechnology.com. Follow him on Twitter: @rosswilkers. Also find and connect with him on LinkedIn.

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