FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Solutions By Design II, LLC Awarded CMS Contract
Company to rebuild Provider Enrollment Chain and Ownership System into modern enterprise resource
Vienna, Va. - January 27, 2018 – Solutions By Design II, LLC (SBD), a leader in management consulting and technology services, announced it has received a contract from Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for Provider Enrollment Chain and Ownership System redesign (PECOS 2.0).
Under the contract, SBD will redesign the current enrollment system from the ground up to create a single-purpose, modernized, enterprise resource that is a platform for all provider enrollments across Medicare, Medicaid and emerging programs. System complexity can lead to incorrect payments and fraud, ultimately costing the government billions. The redesigned system will ensure interoperability and accuracy, while also making the system's data usable for answering questions and drawing conclusions that will improve patient care.
"Technology can improve healthcare, but only if systems are designed with the end users in mind and data is accessible, valid and interoperable," said Doug Brown, Vice President, Solutions By Design II, LLC. "Through PECOS 2.0, CMS will greatly improve the Medicare enrollment experience for providers of all types and as a result will improve enrollment data accuracy. The value of data can't be overestimated and the agency's investment in this critical system is a testament to its dedication to the provider community and reducing the administrative burden placed on providers."
SBD will provide agile development services to create this new system over an 18-month period. The total contract award is for up to $72 million for a five-year period of performance ending in June 2022. SBD has worked with CMS since 2015. The company's work includes the Health Insurance Oversight System (HIOS) project, which serves as a critical primary data collection vehicle and staging area for the Health Insurance Marketplace.
ABOUT SBD: SBD is a management consulting and technology services company serving clients domestically and abroad. For over 30 years, we have delivered technically innovative, reliable, and cost-effective solutions, services, and products to our federal customers. Using Agile processes and principles, SBD has helped transform government agencies to implement faster, more reliable quality systems and solutions to enable them to deliver their mission more effectively and efficiently.
Surian Sidoni, Marketing and Communications