General Dynamics Information Technology was awarded an estimated $276.5 million contract recently to help protect the Medicare trust fund.
The contract with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services through its Benefits Coordination and Recovery Center contract includes a 1-year base period with four 1-year options.
“We are excited to continue our work with CMS and provide innovative ways to safeguard the Medicare trust fund for future generations,” said Vice President Kamal Narang, head of GDIT’s Health Sector.
The recent contract is for GDIT to continue providing support services to Medicare beneficiaries as well as mail room services, digital imaging, debt determination and collection, electronic data interchange support and other special projects.
GDIT has supported the benefits and recovery programs since 1991. The unit is responsible for overseeing the collection of conditional payments or mistaken primary payments and also supports the collection, management and reporting of other insurance coverage for Medicare beneficiaries.
CMS officials reported that through the collective efforts of contractors, the Medicare trust fund saved over $8.5 billion in 2017 by properly coordinating benefits prior to payment and recovering funds post-payment.