CGI Awarded US$25 Million Contract for Medicare Appeals System
CGI Federal, a wholly-owned U.S. operating subsidiary of CGI Group Inc. (TSX: GIB.A; NYSE: GIB), today announced that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has awarded the company a contract for the continued development and implementation of the Medicare Appeals System (MAS). The contract is for one base year, 4 option years and a 6-month transition period. The total value of the contract is US$25 million if all option periods are exercised. CGI is the incumbent on the contract.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has developed a Medicare Appeals System (MAS) to support legislatively mandated appeals processes for traditional Medicare Fee-for-Service (FFS) and Managed Care (MC). In addition, MAS is required to support judicially mandated notice and appeal procedures resulting from Grijalva v. Shalala.
The MAS is a system that tracks and records Medicare appeals through multiple levels of the appeal process. The system leverages processes and consolidates data to allow users across levels to realize benefits of reusable, centralized data. The system supports standard processing of appeals and availability of data to other levels while allowing stakeholders and user groups to shape procedures at their desired level. Currently, MAS supports Level 2 and Level 3 appeals processing.
“CMS has been a valued client of CGI for over ten years and we are pleased that CMS has chosen CGI to continue working on this important project," said Cheryl Campbell, Vice-President, CGI Federal. “We are looking forward to this opportunity to help CMS achieve their mission of improving the appeals process."
About CGI Federal
CGI Federal (www.cgi.com/usfederal) is a wholly-owned U.S. operating subsidiary of CGI Group Inc., dedicated to providing effective IT solutions for federal government agencies by combining over 30 years of government experience and technology skills. Founded in 1976, CGI Group Inc. is one of the largest independent information technology and business process services firms in the world. CGI and its affiliated companies employ approximately 25,000 professionals. CGI provides end-to-end IT and business process services to clients worldwide from offices in Canada, the United States, Europe, Asia Pacific as well as from centers of excellence in North America, Europe and India. CGI's annual revenue run rate stands at $4.0 billion and at December 31, 2008, CGI's order backlog was $11.4 billion. CGI shares are listed on the TSX (GIB.A) and the NYSE (GIB) and are included in the S&P/TSX Composite Index as well as the S&P/TSX Capped Information Technology and MidCap Indices. Website: www.cgi.com.
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