SC-based Companion Data Services Awarded CMS Enterprise Data Center Task Order November 12, 2012
Nov. 12, 2012
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SC-based Companion Data Services Awarded CMS Enterprise Data Center Task Order
Columbia, S.C.– The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has selected Companion Data Services (CDS) to host the federal agency’s Enterprise Portal.
The CMS Enterprise Portal will provide access to CMS services electronically through portal technology. Based on consumer demand and evolving technological capabilities and a robust security framework, CMS will provide its customers seamless and simple access to information, products and services through the CMS Enterprise Portal.
“We at CDS are very excited about this award. It’s an example of CMS making information accessible to a wide array of customers,” CDS President Lola Jordan said. “This new task order will allow us to showcase our expertise and knowledge of health information technology hosting solutions.”
According to Jordan, the multiyear task order was competed under CMS’ Enterprise Data Center contract.
CDS operates a large and secure health care data center. It provides health information technology services, such as claims processing, programming and outsourcing, to CMS and other government and private entities. Last year, CDS processed almost 800 million Medicare fee-for-service claims, about 65 percent of the national total.
About Companion Data Services
CDS (www.CompanionDataServices.com) offers secure health care development, managed and hosting services within a large data center complex for the Federal, State Medicaid and Commercial markets. CDS and its parent company provide services for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, TRICARE, the Federal Employee Health Benefits Program, Northrop Grumman, Medicare Advantage health plans, the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, as well as other private health plans. The company is headquartered in Columbia, S.C., with offices in Dallas and Denison, Texas, and Baltimore, Md.