Palmetto GBA, LLC has won the task order for providing durable medical equipment, prosthetics, orthotics and supplies (DMEPOS) pricing, data analysis and coding (PDAC) services. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) first awarded the contract to Palmetto GBA in 2018. After a competitive procurement process, CMS has awarded Palmetto GBA a new five-year task order.
“Securing the contract for another term is an honor for Palmetto GBA,” said Ryan Lewis, PDAC program director. “Not only does it signify that CMS values our previous work, but it is also an indication that our experienced staff of clinicians, analysts and subject matter experts are the people CMS trusts to research and assess the constant stream of emerging technologies being applied in the world of DMEPOS.”
The PDAC contractor is responsible for verifying codes for DMEPOS products submitted by manufacturers and distributors. These reviews ensure the products meet CMS billing code standards and may require product testing.
“Winning this task order demonstrates Palmetto GBA’s commitment to our continued collaboration and partnership with CMS to deliver value and improve efficiencies,” said Nella Bishop, chief information officer and vice president of systems and support.
About Palmetto GBA
Based in Columbia, South Carolina, Palmetto GBA is a leading provider of technical and administrative services for the federal government. Its principal business is providing administrative services for the Medicare program. In addition to its headquarters and two offices in South Carolina, the company also has offices in Alabama and Georgia.
About the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
CMS is a federal agency within the United States Department of Health and Human Services that administers the Medicare program. It works with state governments to administer Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program and health insurance portability standards.