The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has awarded positions on a potential 10-year, $2.5 billion contract vehicle to seven companies for program integrity support servicesÂ intended to help CMS and its partners identify instances of healthcare fraud, waste and abuse in Medicare and Medicaid.
CMS consolidatedÂ prior anti-waste and abuseÂ services carried out by multiple contractors into the newÂ Unified Program Integrity Contract program in an effort to anticipate and adapt to changes in healthcare fraud methods across the Medicare and Medicaid program continuum, according to a FedBizOpps summary.
The agency announced its selections ofÂ the contractorsÂ in a series of May posts to FedBizOpps and will award task orders for services across five geographic areas with multiple states as defined by CMS.
UPIC contractors will also coordinate activities with CMS and other agencies at the federal, state and local government levels; as well as other CMS partners and contractors.
- Health Integrity LLC
- HMS Federal
- Noridian Healthcare Solutions
- Safeguard Services LLC
- StrategicHealthSolutions LLC
CMS awarded UPIC’sÂ first task order to AdvanceMed for services in the contract vehicle’sÂ Jurisdiction 1 area that encompassesÂ Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, Iowa, Missouri, Nebraska and Kansas.