FALLS CHURCH, Va.--()--Maricom Systems, Inc., a CSC (NYSE: CSC) company, announced today that it has been awarded a contract with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to provide enterprise data services to support the agency’s information systems. The Enterprise Data Services Contract (EDSC), which was awarded during CSC’s third quarter of fiscal year 2012, includes a base year plus five option years with a total estimated value of $105 million.
“Our understanding and support of CMS’ business and technology initiatives make the Maricom team uniquely qualified to work with the agency and other stakeholders to ensure its data management modernization objectives are met, providing a platform for successful implementation of healthcare reform initiatives.”
Under the contract, Maricom will provide CMS with innovative and cost-effective master data management, enterprise portal, business rules management governance, oversight and engineering services.
“For nearly 15 years, CSC’s Maricom has served as a trusted partner to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Through our experience, we have developed a deep knowledge and appreciation of the strategic mission of CMS, as well as an in-depth understanding of the technology environment,” said Chris Guckert, chief operating officer of CSC Maricom Systems. “Our understanding and support of CMS’ business and technology initiatives make the Maricom team uniquely qualified to work with the agency and other stakeholders to ensure its data management modernization objectives are met, providing a platform for successful implementation of healthcare reform initiatives.”
The EDSC is intended to support important aspects of CMS’ Enterprise Data Environment (EDE), the central technical vision in the agency’s effort to establish enterprise-level capability to manage, capture and analyze core data assets. This initiative establishes the foundation for modernizing CMS’ data systems, and for supporting the transformation of business and information systems to meet CMS’s overall mission to ensure effective, up-to-date healthcare coverage, and to provide transparency into federal healthcare data.
Joining Maricom in this effort are partners IBM (NYSE: IBM) and NewWave Telecom & Technologies Inc. Collectively, the team has a prominent history of development and support of systems and data structures at CMS and the requisite experience to create and maintain the future environment of data management.
About Maricom Systems
Maricom Systems, a CSC company, is an IT technology solutions firm specializing in data management, software engineering and business intelligence solutions. Located within the Baltimore-Washington corridor with offices in Woodlawn and Lutherville, Maricom has worked successfully with government, healthcare and commercial sectors, providing management and support of large and complex data environments. As a provider of health IT, Maricom Systems has successfully supported the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Medicare program since 1996, providing technical solutions to meet the business and mission goals for a diverse range of health IT initiatives. More information about the company is available on the Internet at www.maricom.com
CSC is a global leader in providing technology-enabled business solutions and services. Headquartered in Falls Church, Va., CSC has approximately 97,000 employees and reported revenue of $16.2 billion for the 12 months ended September 30, 2011. For more information, visit the company’s website at www.csc.com.