The CMS has awarded CGI Federal, Fairfax, Va., a five-year contract worth $73.2 million to continue its modernization, application management and maintenance efforts on three external websites.
The three websites—Medicare.gov, cms.hhs.gov and MyMedicare.gov—provide information to 44 million beneficiaries, attracting more than 500 million page views each year, according to a news release from CGI. The sites allow beneficiaries to conduct online transactions with the CMS while supporting the customer support specialists who run the toll-free Medicare help lines.
The company had already been working with the CMS to meet government requirements for increased transparency, participation and collaboration. Examples of this collaboration include the Hospital Compare and Nursing Home Compare tools, which combine geographical data from Google Maps with healthcare provider quality-of-care information to help users locate and assess nearby healthcare facilities.
“CGI is proud to be chosen again to support their efforts which directly impact so many citizens,” said George Schindler, president of CGI Federal, in a written statement. “We will continue to bring both our healthcare knowledge and technical expertise to this proven partnership as we help CMS achieve its vision to deliver a transformed and modernized healthcare system.”
CGI Federal, which provides information technology services for federal government agencies, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Montreal-based CGI Group, an independent IT and business process services firm.