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CMS awards CGI $55m under ID/IQ contract

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has awarded CGI Federal (CGI), a wholly-owned US operating subsidiary of CGI Group Inc, a five-year task order worth $55m under CMS's Enterprise System Development Indefinite-Delivery, Indefinite-Quantity (ID/IQ) contract.

Under the contract, CGI will continue software development and operational support services for the Provider Enrollment Chain Ownership System (PECOS) including Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) registration and attestation functionality.

PECOS system manages, tracks and validates enrollment data collected in both paper form and electronically.

Furthermore, CMS’s HITECH Registration and Attestation process automatically extracts secured provider data from PECOS to help identify eligibility for incentive payments for adopting Electronic Health Record (EHR) technology.

CGI senior vice-president Cheryl Campbell said CMS is driving forward American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) mandates by establishing processes and systems to reward providers’ ‘meaningful use’ of EHR technology.

"With Medicare enrollment at 15% of the US population and growing, CMS is revitalizing our nation’s healthcare system to deliver improved healthcare quality and value for many citizens," Campbell said.