August 11, 2016 – StrategicHealthSolutions, LLC, (Strategic), recently won the Unified Program Integrity Contractor (UPIC) multiple-award, Indefinite-Delivery Indefinite-Quantity (IDIQ), a major government contract seeking reduce fraud, waste, and abuse in Medicare and Medicaid.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) awarded the IDIQ through a competitive procurement process and Strategic was among six other program integrity companies to be selected. The UPIC IDIQ is a 10 year contract that has the potential to release work up to $2.5 billion. All work under this contract will be released as separate Task Orders, which only winners of the IDIQ will be permitted to bid on.
“Winning this IDIQ is the culmination of 10 years of hard work by our superior staff,” said Peg Stessman, founder and CEO of Strategic. “In 2005, I established Strategic with the desire to make a significant impact in the sustainability of government funded health care programs like Medicare and Medicaid. We have made intentional shifts toward Program Integrity work, and it’s an honor to be recognized for our leadership in that area.”
The UPIC contract is a new, integrated approach to carrying out program integrity responsibilities in Medicare and Medicaid throughout the nation. Diverging from the multi-contractor approach, the new UPIC contract is expected to improve efficiency and coordination of federal data analysis and audit/investigation work. The UPICs will operate in geographic areas or “jurisdictions” defined by individual Task Orders.
Strategic is excited by the growth potential under this IDIQ and looks forward to future Task Order releases. “Being awarded the UPIC IDIQ has energized our team tremendously,” said Duke Vair, Vice President of Human Resources at Strategic. “Providing job security and advancement opportunities has always been a central focus for Strategic. Winning this IDIQ will provide even more opportunity for our employees to move up and grow within the company, which is critical to attracting and retaining top-level talent.”