General Dynamics Information Technology has been awarded a task order to continue providing claims processing support to CMS. The contract has a total potential value of $95 million over 5 years if all options are exercised, according to a press release.
General Dynamics will perform computer software services to support the Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics and Supplies (DMEPOS) system including maintenance, developmental enhancements and special projects. CMS uses General Dynamics Information Technology’s ViPS Medicare System software to process approximately 240,000 claims received daily.
“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,” Marcus Collier, senior vice president of General Dynamics Information Technology’s Civilian and Homeland Security Solutions division, stated in the release. “We remain committed to consistently meeting CMS release schedules, streamlining business operations and to quick and accurate claims adjudication.”
General Dynamics will continue to meet CMS’ objectives by improving the efficiency and effectiveness of claims processing operations and for timely implementation of statutory and regulatory requirements. The company will issue software releases every quarter in response to CMS mandates.
“We will work to concurrently maintain the stability of the Medicare DMEPOS claims processing environment, extend the life of this mission critical CMS system, and reduce maintenance costs through continued automation and modernized processes,” Tammy Kness, vice president in General Dynamics Information Technology’s Health IT Solutions sector, stated.