G2X TAKE: Another day, another win for this 8(a) HUBZone small business and CMS SPARC Prime as they recently added a 5-year contract to provide oversight and review for the accuracy of claims medically reviewed by the Medical Review Contractors (MRCs).
It has been a big year for 8(a) STARS and CMS SPARC Prime RELI Group and this recent award just continues the momentum for President and CEO, Sam Elias, and the rest of the team. RELI Group beat out two other bidders to secure this contract, which was 8(a) competed.
This latest win builds on several awards this group has seen at CMS of late, to include a recent 3-year contract to deliver mission-critical support to two websites owned and managed by CMS, Medicaid.gov and InsureKidsNow.gov; two Risk Adjustment Data Validation Medical Record Review Contractor A support tasks; a task award to support end-stage renal disease quality incentive program data validity and reliability; and a 2-year task to provide CMS Audit Administrative Tracking Tool Support in support of the Medicare Part A Provider Appeals program.
In addition, we should note that this small business made a number of key hires to help kick off 2018, to include recruiting two former CMS leaders – Michael Reinhold as their new Chief Technology Officer and Sean Rutherford as their new Senior Proposal Manager. With more than 100 employees now on staff, this fast-growing small business, who came out of seemingly nowhere, has clearly earned the confidence of CMS decision makers and, as such, they continue to be one to watch.