NCI Inc. announced July 5 that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) awarded its wholly-owned subsidiary AdvanceMed an IDIQ contract with a ceiling value of $2.5 billion. The contract includes a one-year base period with nine one-year option periods.
“NCI has proudly supported CMS for 16 years with a focus on program integrity, data analytics and medical error rate derivation,” NCI President and CEO Brian J. Clark said. “We look forward to continuing this important work for the Medicare program, using our innovative tools and solutions to help save taxpayer funds, and expanding our work to include Medicaid fraud detection and prevention through this award.”
Under this award, NCI will perform work as a Unified Program Integrity Contractor (UPIC). The company is eligible to compete for individual task orders covering the five geographic areas in multiple states as defined and awarded by CMS. As a UPIC, NCI will detect and proactively deter fraud, waste and abuse in Medicare and Medicaid programs. UPICs coordinate activities not only with CMS, but also with agencies at the federal, state and local levels of government as well as other CMS partners and contractors.