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Press Release

General Dynamics to Support Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Healthcare Quality Initiatives

Company will facilitate healthcare quality data collection, analysis and reporting for CMS patients across the healthcare continuum.

February 4, 2014


Doug Stone

(703) 995-3020

FAIRFAXVa. – General Dynamics Information Technology, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), has been named to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Measure & Instrument Development and Support (MIDS) indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract. The multiple-award contract has a potential value of $800 million over five years, to all 18 awardees.

Through this contract, General Dynamics will help CMS develop, test, implement and report healthcare quality measures, including measures that address provider safety, timeliness, effectiveness and equitability in a variety of healthcare settings. General Dynamics will also collect and analyze data to assist CMS in identifying trends related to care for patients that move from one setting to another – such as from hospital care to rehabilitation centers or home-based care. Work will be performed in Des Moines, Iowa, and Towson, Md.

“General Dynamics has a strong history of data analytics and standing up health quality measurement programs,” said Marcus Collier, senior vice president of General Dynamics Information Technology’s Health and Civilian Solutions division.  “We look forward to helping CMS implement a structured process for developing and maintaining evidence-based clinical quality measures that will ultimately benefit all patients and save taxpayer dollars.” 

General Dynamics has delivered a range of health IT support to CMS for more than 30 years, including for the Health Care Quality Improvement System, the Chronic Condition Data Warehouse, the Retiree Drug Subsidy program, the Drug Data Processing System and the Payment Reconciliation System.  The company also launched the Calculating Quality Reporting Service (CQRS) in partnership with the Health & Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) for the National Health Service (NHS) in England earlier this summer.

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