NCI gets contract to help CMS report improper payments

NCI, Inc., a provider of advanced information technology solutions and professional services to US Federal Government agencies, has announced that it has been named the Payment Error Rate Measurement Review Contractor (PERM RC) as part of a five-year prime contract valued at USD 44 million with the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the company said.

Under the contract, NCI will perform claims review to support the national-level improper payment rates for Medicaid and the Children´s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), which will be reported to Congress as required by the Improper Payments Elimination and Recovery Act of 2010.

In support of the effort, NCI will research state Medicaid and CHIP policies; request and collect medical records from providers; perform data processing and medical reviews of Medicaid and CHIP claims to determine if claims were paid correctly or in error; and meet with state offices to process/analyze reviews and incorporate the results into the State Medicaid Error Rate Findings system. In addition, the NCI team will work with other PERM contractors to support the production of the national report on Medicaid and CHIP improper payments that CMS provides to Congress annually.

NCI is a provider of enterprise solutions and services to US defense, intelligence, health and civilian government agencies. The company has the expertise and proven track record to solve its customers´ most important and complex mission challenges through technology and innovation. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, NCI has approximately 2,000 employees operating at locations across the globe. For more information, visit or email