CMS Awards National Government Services the Common Electronic Data Interchange Contract


INDIANAPOLIS, IN - National Government Services has been named the prime contractor for the Centers of Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Common Electronic Data Interchange (CEDI) program. CMS originally awarded National Government Services this contract in 2007, and today’s announcement represents a continuation for one base year plus four option years. This contract is National Government Services’ first win on the Strategic Partners Acquisition Readiness Contract Indefinite Delivery (SPARC) IDIQ contract vehicle.

National Government Services’ CEDI program provides the single, front-end environment for the processing of Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act (HIPAA) claims, remittance advice and claim status request and response transactions for the four Durable Medical Equipment (DME) Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs).

The CEDI program can process 80 million claims annually through the dedicated environment, help desk technicians provide support to 6,000 trading partners and handle 27,000 calls per year. In addition, the National Government Services also provides environments and support for the DME MACs and Single Testing Contractor (STC) to conduct electronic data interchange-related testing. The CEDI program’s highly reliable electronic data interchange front-end environment ensure DME suppliers experience an efficient and reliable exchange of their electronic transactions.

"National Government Services’ successful implementation and ongoing support of the CEDI contract reflects our commitment to providing strategic health information technology solutions and exceptional customer service to CMS,” said National Government Services Interim Chief Operating Officer Andrew Conn. "We look forward to continuing to lead this mission-critical work on behalf of CMS."

About National Government Services, Inc.
For more than 50 years, National Government Services has been a trusted partner and innovative leader in federal health care contracting. Employing approximately 1,700 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 processes more than 230 million Medicare claims and administers benefits of approximately $77 billion from the Medicare Trust Fund annually. Additional information about National Government Services is available at

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