General Dynamics contracted to modernize military health billing, collections system

16 May 2014

General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) business unit General Dynamics Information Technology said it has been awarded a task order by the US Army Contracting Command-Rock Island to develop, implement and maintain the Armed Forces Billing and Collection Utilization Solution (ABACUS).

The new system will enable the US Army Medical Command, US Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery and US Air Force Medical Service to better identify, process and collect other health insurance. This task order has a value of USD63m over five years, if all options are exercised.

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. The company will deploy ABACUS into 136 military medical treatment facilities around the globe. Work will be performed primarily in Herndon, Va., with implementation support at customer locations worldwide.

General Dynamics delivers a wide range of health IT support to the military health system community. Its website is at www.generaldynamics.com.

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