The CMS and one of its contractors have awarded two health information technology contracts to create and maintain systems and applications that support claims payments.
CSC, Falls Church, Va., received a task order worth up to $230 million to design and develop a health IT architecture that will consolidate three CMS application groups: the standard data-processing system, the value-based purchasing system and the end-stage renal disease system, according to a CSC news release.
The task order has a six-month base period and six one-year extension options. It was awarded under CSC's indefinite delivery contract for enterprise systems development, according to the release.
Meanwhile, data storage firm Companion Data Services has received a contract from CMS contractor Highmark Medicare Services to provide data warehousing in support of Highmark's contract to administer emergency healthcare claims processing for undocumented immigrants, according to a CDS news release.
CDS is a subsidiary of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of South Carolina, one of the largest Medicare contractors in the country. The news release did not state the value of the five-year contract.