EDS wins task orders to aid CMS

By David Hubler
12:00 AM

EDS will help the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in its anti-fraud activities thanks to two new task orders that the global technology services company has won.

The task orders have a one-year base term and four one-year options, which if all are exercised on both task orders could be worth an estimated at $120 million, according to an EDS announcement today.

The task orders were awarded under the Medicare Prescription Drug Integrity Contractor (MEDIC) indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract, awarded in 2005.

For the "One Program Integrity" task order, EDS will consolidate all data warehousing and analysis functions for CMS contractors and officials responsible for detecting fraud and abuse in CMS programs. EDS will build a data repository, install state Medicaid data and create a secure Web portal so regional contractors will be able to check that Medicaid and Medicare payments are correct and go to the proper recipients.

"CMS will not have to maintain multiple tools and data warehouses for information related to claims for inpatient care, professional services and prescription drugs," said Don Picard, vice president of civilian health care at EDS.

Under the MEDIC North Region task order, EDS will work with CMS' audit, oversight and anti-fraud and abuse efforts in the Medicare prescription drug program in 25 states, Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands.