General Dynamics strengthened its relationship the Department of Health’s Medicare and Medicaid service division Friday, announcing a new task order with a value of $95 million.
In the announcement, General Dynamics Information Technology, one of General Dynamic’s business units, acknowledged it had been contracted to provide processing support for clams filed with the Department of Health and Human Service’s Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).
If all options are exercised, and CMS maintains the relationship for a full five years, the contract has a potential value of $95 million.
General Dynamics will be servicing computer software at CMS in support of the Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics and Supplies (DMEPOS) System–not just for software maintenance, but also for program enhancements and “special projects.”
“General Dynamics’ 30-year history supporting Medicare and DMEPOS claims has given us the extensive knowledge and established relationship to provide high-quality software releases for maximum efficiency and systems performance improvement,” said Marcus Collier, senior vice president of General Dynamics Information Technology’s Civilian and Homeland Security Solutions division. “We remain committed to consistently meeting CMS release schedules, streamlining business operations and to quick and accurate claims adjudication.”
CMS uses the ViPS Medicare System, a product of General Dynamics Information Technology, to process approximately 240,000 claims every day. General Dynamics will be issuing quarterly software releases and updates designed to improve “the efficiency and effectiveness of claims processing operations.”
“We will work to concurrently maintain the stability of the Medicare DMEPOS claims processing environment,” said Tammy Kness, vice president of General Dynamics Information Technology’s Health IT Solutions sector. “[We will] extend the life of this mission critical CMS system, and reduce maintenance costs through continued automation and modernized processes.”