FAIRFAX, Va., Nov. 9, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' (CMS) Center for Clinical Standards & Quality has awarded the Measure and Instrument Development and Support (MIDS) contract to General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT). The multiple-award, indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract will allow GDIT to bid on individual task orders related to federal health care quality management. The contract holds an estimated ceiling value of $1.6 billion and includes a base period of five years, with an additional five-year option period.
"GDIT will continue our broader partnership with CMS and our five-year legacy supporting the MIDS initiative," said Vice President Kamal Narang, head of GDIT's Health Sector. "GDIT's next-generation technology is making dramatic leaps in quality analysis and cost-saving efficiencies. These and other tools will help CMS in their important mission of providing quality health care and resources."
Under this IDIQ, GDIT will support CMS for another ten years as it carries out its obligation to drive improvement in the federal health care system through the development and use of quality measures and related activities. Through this contract mechanism, CMS will develop, implement and align measures that fill critical gaps for national quality priorities. These include measures relating to clinical quality of care, care coordination, population and community health, safety, person and caregiver-centered experience and outcomes and efficiency and cost reduction.
GDIT provides the in-depth subject matter expertise and quality measure support services CMS requires to deliver high-quality care for different population groups. Through the MIDS contract, GDIT will support the development of outcome, process, cost and composite quality measures required for addressing numerous sites of care, including psychiatric hospitals, nursing homes, home health agencies, accountable care organizations, hospice programs, rehabilitation facilities and cancer hospitals.
SOURCE General Dynamics Information Technology