Maricom Systems Awarded $42.9 million with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to Provide Business Intelligence a

BALTIMORE, Dec. 20, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Maricom Systems, Inc. ( announced today that it has been awarded a $42.9 million contract with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to provide Business Intelligence and Extract, Transform and Load (BI/ETL) services to support the Agency's information systems. The contract extends through 2013, should all options be exercised. The BI/ETL activities performed under this contract not only support the Agency's information systems and data access, but also support CMS' mission to ensure effective, up-to-date health care coverage, promote quality care for beneficiaries, and provide transparency into federal healthcare data.  

Through various national healthcare programs administered by CMS, the agency has amassed considerable volumes of transaction and demographic data that have become a tremendous asset to the federal government and the commercial healthcare industry as well.  Today, this data is used for a variety of purposes such as Fraud, Waste and Abuse Detection, Chronic Care Initiatives, Risk Calculations, Physician Performance Assessment, Provider Profiling, and Payment Reconciliation.  New initiatives include the support of an infrastructure that is essential to the maintainability and accessibility of CMS' data resources.

Joining Maricom in this effort are our partners, ViPS®, a General Dynamics IT Company, Ingenix, Thomson Reuters, and CadenceQuest (now Qlarion Inc). ViPS® is a leading provider of information management solutions for health payers and the federal government.  Ingenix is a premier healthcare informatics company that improves the delivery and management of health programs using analytics and technology. Thomson Reuters has been an industry leader in the development of integrated, enterprise decision-support systems for nearly 30 years.  Qlarion Inc is focused on providing business intelligence solutions for clients within the government sectors.

Under the previous BIETL task order Maricom in conjunction with other business partners developed and launched a digital online dashboard that allows the public to visualize and analyze Medicare spending with unprecedented ease and clarity.  The CMS Dashboard Team has won several awards since its public launch in October, 2009:

  1. 2010 CIO Council Leadership Award:  This award was presented to the CMS team at the 2010 IRMCO Conference, for its "Innovative use of information technology to improve transparency and engagement with the public".
  2. 2010 Government Computer News Agency Award: This award was presented to the CMS team at the 23rd GCN Awards Ceremony for "Outstanding Information Technology Achievement in Government".
  3. 2010 InformationWeek 500 Government Innovators Award: The CMS Team accepted this award at the InformationWeek 500 Conference and Gala Awards as one of the top ten most innovative users of business technology in the Federal Government.
  4. The CMS Team was recognized as a finalist in the 2010 Computer World Enterprise Intelligence Awards Program for Government and non Profit Organizations.

About Maricom Systems

Maricom Systems is an IT technology solutions firm, specializing in Data Integration and Management, Software Development, Business Intelligence Solutions, and Contact Center Support. Located within the Baltimore-Washington corridor with offices in Woodlawn and Lutherville, Maricom has worked successfully with Federal, State and local government agencies, and with commercial businesses, providing management, maintenance and support of large and complex data environments.  As a provider of Healthcare IT, Maricom Systems has successfully supported CMS and the Medicare program since 1996, providing technical solutions and management for a diverse range of information technology needs including database administration, data management, application development, business intelligence and contact center support.

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