INDIANAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--National Government Services, Inc. announced today that its Financial Solutions program has been appraised at Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI)® Maturity Level 4.
CMMI uses a numeric scale to rate the maturity of a service process that focuses on the people, procedures and tools within that process. The CMMI maturity levels are increasingly used by government agencies and Fortune 500 companies to evaluate the potential for organizations to consistently deliver quality solutions on time and within budget. Developed by the Software Engineering Institute of Carnegie-Mellon University, the CMMI model is divided into five maturity levels that cover more than 21 different process areas, including collaboration with customers and partners.
National Government Services Financial Solutions offers its customer, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), a comprehensive portfolio of innovative, multifaceted finance and accounting services for numerous initiatives. The program issues electronic funds transfer and paper check payments to providers treating World Trade Center first responders; developed and maintains the Incentive Payment System to support the adoption and promotion of electronic health records; and provides billing, collection and premium aggregation services to support the federal government’s mission of providing small businesses with the opportunity to offer affordable health plans to their employees.
“Government agencies are placing a larger emphasis on contractors’ abilities to control their processes to ensure quality and affordability,” said Tim Masheck, National Government Services vice president of health information technology. “I am very proud that our financial solutions team achieved CMMI Level 4. This highlights our commitment to offering consistent, high-quality services to our federal government customers.”
About National Government Services, Inc.
For 49 years, National Government Services has been a trusted partner and innovative leader in federal health care contracting. Employing more than 2,500 contractors and associates, National Government Services is committed to providing robust health information technology and administrative services. As a Medicare contractor for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), National Government Services processed over 240 million Medicare claims and administered benefits of more than $70 billion from the Medicare Trust Fund in 2014. National Government Services is a subsidiary of Anthem, one of the largest health benefits companies in the nation. Additional information about National Government Services is available at www.ngsservices.com.
About CMMI® Institute
The CMMI® Institute, a subsidiary of Carnegie Mellon University, is dedicated to elevating organizational performance through best-in-class solutions to real-world challenges. The Institute is the home of the Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI)® for Development, Services, and Acquisition; the People Capability Maturity Model; and the Data Management Maturity Model (DMM)SM, which are capability improvement models that create high-performance, high maturity cultures. The models are used in thousands of organizations worldwide to deliver business results that serve as differentiators in the global market.