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CMS awards $111M contract for health IT app

April 16, 2012, 10:48 am by Healthcare IT News

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has awarded a $111 million contract to Indianapolis-based National Government Services, Inc. to support the Next Generation Desktop (NGD) over the next five years. National Government Services is a subsidiary of WellPoint, a Fortune 50 company, and one of the largest health benefits companies in the nation. NGS has held the contract since the application was put in place. read more


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