Apprio issued the following announcement on Oct. 22.
Apprio, a leading provider of specialized technology solutions, particularly for the health, defense and homeland security markets, today announced the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) awarded the company a $42 million, five-year contract under the Strategic Partners Acquisition Readiness Contract (SPARC). This represents the largest CMS contract to date for Apprio.
Under the contract, Apprio will perform business intelligence (BI) and analytics support tasks that will further improve operations in serving CMS enterprise data to the authorized user community. Working with CMS, Apprio will collaborate and innovate within the agency to empower users with self-service business intelligence capabilities to analyze and visualize enterprise data. Apprio will help CMS deliver intuitive design solutions using lean and agile methods to create a positive user experience and promote the needs of the agency’s mission.
Apprio provided CMS with a highly experienced team, well versed in business intelligence technologies and implementations, as well as expert in the CMS working environment. The Apprio team comprises Apprio, ManTech Advanced Systems International, Index Analytics, Next Phase Solutions and Services, and the SAS Institute.
“Apprio was able to put together a team that has dozens of years working in complex health IT environments. CMS has one of the biggest big data challenges in the world, and helping the agency use its vast amounts of information to provide a broad spectrum of services – from detecting fraud to managing provider payments – well, it’s an honor,” said Darryl Britt, Apprio’s president. “Our team was made up of a combination of incumbents and analytics industry innovators, and we’re looking forward to kicking off this work and helping CMS to continue on its path of modernization.”
Apprio has served and managed federal health programs for more than 15 years as a prime contractor specializing in IT functions that are essential to CMS business operations, including electronic health records (EHR), claims administration, healthcare professional credentialing and health enterprise architecture.
Apprio’s federal health IT work includes engineering and managing programs and technology solutions for CMS, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, the Defense Health Agency, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) National Disaster Medical System, U.S. Coast Guard and Centers for Disease Control Prevention (CDC).
The SPARC indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract is a cost-effective, innovative solution for procuring IT professional services from a pool of CMS experienced partners. The 10-year multiple award, performance-based contract’s aim is to provide strategic, technical and program management guidance and support services to further modernize CMS business processes and supporting systems. Apprio’s dedicated SPARC website can be found here: https://www.apprioinc.com/sparc/.
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