Excella to Provide HHS Watchdog With Data Tech Services to Combat Fraud Activities

Excella to Provide HHS Watchdog With Data Tech Services to Combat Fraud Activities

Excella will help the Department of Health and Human Services' Office of the Inspector General mitigate fraud, waste and abuse cases under a potential $23.9 million data technology services contract.

The company said Tuesday it will consolidate disparate external and internal data sources, move datasets into a secure system and deliver open source technologies in a move to enhance HHS OIG's data analysis activities.

HHS intends to update data tools used for analysis, inspection, auditing and investigation in support of Medicaid, Medicare and other initiatives through the contract.

Jimmy Benani, director of Excella's federal civilian and health segment, said the deployment of a cloud-based system could help HHS access and view information to support data-based decision making efforts.

"This modern approach to data operations is representative of how other agencies can adjust their analytics capabilities to uncover and integrate troves of their critical data sources, especially when combating fraud, waste, and abuse," he added.

The contract has a base value of $14.3 million and comes with options, which if exercised, will bring the award to its potential amount.

The award was not the first contract Excella received from the HHS watchdog. In January, the company was awarded a five-year, $9.8 million contract to continue the modernization of an online analytics portal for addressing waste, abuse and fraudulent activities.

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