CMS awards Medicare support enhancements contracts

CMS awards Medicare support enhancements contracts

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has awarded CGI-AMS of Fairfax, Va., several contracts totaling more than $100 million to develop program enhancements for Medicare systems. CMS is an agency of the Health and Human Services Department.

CGI-AMS will support a new subset of the Health Plan Management System related to Medicare reform provisions. The Web-based Health Plan Management System analyzes quality of care, benefit packages, financial management data and compliance monitoring.

The vendor will continue to maintain the agency's Web sites, www.medicare.gov and www.cms.hhs.gov, which provide interactive features such as a comparison of prices under the Medicare drug program. It will also maintain technical support for several systems under CMS' Office of Financial Management, including improvements to the Fraud Investigation Database, which lets CMS monitor fraudulent activity of Medicare and Medicaid providers and payment suspensions.

CGI-AMS will move forward in developing the Provider Enrollment Chain and Ownership System, a database that tracks individuals and organizations and their relationships across the entire Medicare program. Another contract continues its work with the National Plan Provider Enumeration System, an application and database that identifies healthcare providers and issues a unique identifier as required by HIPAA.

CGI-AMS is part of CGI Group Inc. of Montreal, Quebec. American Management Services merged with CGI in May. CMS awarded the contracts of varying value and duration during the summer, the company said today.

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Mary Mosquera is a reporter for Federal Computer Week.

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