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Military awards health billing system contract

May. 20, 2014 - 12:51PM   |  
By MICHAEL PECK   |   Comments
Lt. Neil Cascardo, one of U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery's assistant command fitness leaders, guides Paul Ross, BUMED deputy public affairs officer, through the Navy Physical Readiness Test. BUMED is one of several military health organizations that will use a new health billing system under development.
Lt. Neil Cascardo, one of U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery's assistant command fitness leaders, guides Paul Ross, BUMED deputy public affairs officer, through the Navy Physical Readiness Test. BUMED is one of several military health organizations that will use a new health billing system under development. (Valerie Kremer/Navy)

General Dynamics has won a $63 million contract to develop a military health billing system.

Under a five-year task order issued by the U.S. Army Contracting Command-Rock Island, General Dynamics will build the Armed Forces Billing and Collection Utilization Solution (ABACUS). ABACUS will be used by the U.S. Army Medical Command, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery and the U.S. Air Force Medical Service to process health insurance claims.

"Under this contract, General Dynamics will provide software-as-a-service using a cloud hosting solution to generate medical claims, pharmacy claims, invoices and governmental billing forms automating, consolidating and centralizing the tasks of three disparate systems and replacing legacy systems," said a General Dynamics announcement. "The company will deploy ABACUS into 136 military medical treatment facilities around the globe."

This is the first task order issued under the U.S. Army, Area Processing Centers, Army Private Cloud indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract, according to General Dynamics.

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