J29 Receives Prime Contract Award from CMS
MILLERSVILLE, Maryland–(BUSINESS WIRE)–J29 inc. is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a prime contract in support of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), a federal agency responsible for providing healthcare coverage to more than 150 million people. J29’s primary contract award, known as the Independent Coding Consultant (ICC) Contract for Risk Adjustment Data Validation (RADV), was awarded non-competitively to J29 as sole-source award 8(a).
Under the ICC contract, J29 will be responsible for providing expert coding advice in support of contract-level RADV audits for a possible five-year contract period ending in 2027. Under this contract, J29 will support the fraud, waste and abuse reduction mission by supporting contract level risk adjustment payment error estimation for payment adjustment and collection efforts. According to CMS’s FY2022 performance budget justification report, the RADV program has used advanced analytics to initiate recoveries of over $680 million over the last three years of completed audits.
With this prime contract award, J29 joins the list of CMS offices and support centers, including the Office of Financial Management (OFM), Center for Clinical Standards and Quality (CCSQ), Center for Medicare (CM), and now the Center for Program Integrity (CPI).
“After being a long-time contract partner of CMS, J29 is pleased to finally be awarded a contract that allows us to be a primary contract partner of CMS in the critical area of program integrity. We are so grateful to CMS for awarding it as an 8(a) sole source and instilling the confidence in us to run the RADV program,” said Tracy Mills, President and Founder of J29. Mills leads J29 after a nearly 20-year leadership career with the Department of Defense.
J29 is an information technology company that prides itself on providing a range of core technical and management skills, with a focus on healthcare. Largely focused on claims analysis, data management, and program integrity efforts, J29 delivers performance with the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Department of Defense (DoD), and other public sector bodies.
The award of J29’s main ICC contract also follows the award of J29’s GSA Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) contract. The MAS contract is a government-wide, Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract that represents an annual average of $45 billion in awards.
About J29 Inc.
J29 Inc. is an employee-centric technology company headquartered in Millersville, Maryland. The J29 team tithes a portion of revenue directly to nonprofit organizations, a mission surrounding the principles of Jeremiah 29:11 in creating “Hope for the Future”. J29 is proud to be an 8(a), EDWOSB, and Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) in nearly fifteen states.