CGI awarded five-year contract renewal with Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield for claims validation

Mar 02, 2011, 08:30 ET from CGI GROUP INC.

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FAIRFAX, VA, March 2 /PRNewswire/ - Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield has awarded CGI Group Inc., (TSX: GIB.A) (NYSE: GIB), a leading provider of information technology (IT) and business process services, a five-year renewal of its existing contract for claims validation.

Under the contract, CGI will provide comprehensive claims audit services to identify provider overpayments and coding errors on claims submitted from providers throughout the State of Pennsylvania. The work will be performed by consultants, claims investigators, clinicians, and coding specialists using the company's proprietary Customized Audit System (CAS) software—an enterprise-wide solution designed to support the prediction, identification, management, and analysis of claims.

"CGI is proud to continue our successful 10-year partnership with Highmark," said Robert Rolf, Vice-President, CGI. "With the increased emphasis by the Administration on improper payments, we are pleased to have both the in-house clinical and claims expertise as well as the technology solutions needed to support our clients as they seek to reduce the impact of improper payments on medical costs."

About CGI Healthcare CGI delivers health IT services to clients across the healthcare spectrum - federal, state/provincial and commercial clients. CGI's services and solutions impact 1,000+ healthcare organizations, one million providers and suppliers, 200,000+ hospital users, 45+ million beneficiaries, and 6,000 health insurers. As a trusted health IT services partner, CGI works with clients to deliver mission-critical healthcare solutions that reduce operating costs, advance the quality of care, and promote public health.

About CGI Founded in 1976, CGI Group Inc. is one of the largest independent information technology and business process services firms in the world. CGI and its affiliated companies employ approximately 31,000 professionals. CGI provides end-to-end IT and business process services to clients worldwide from offices and centers of excellence in Canada, the United States, Europe and Asia Pacific. As at December 31, CGI's annualized revenue was approximately C$4.5 billion and its order backlog was approximately C$13.1 billion. CGI shares are listed on the TSX (GIB.A) and the NYSE (GIB) and are included in both the Dow Jones Sustainability Index and the FTSE4Good Index. Website: