CMS, NASA Team for Software Contest

Paul Barr | | May 25, 2012
CMS is partnering with a branch of NASA to launch an open-source software contest aimed at improving the provider screening process for Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program.

CMS is sponsoring a contest with a prize of $500,000 to $600,000 for the design of an open-source screening software program that improves its ability to streamline operations, screen providers and prevent fraud and abuse, according to a public notice (PDF) scheduled to be published May 29 in the Federal Register.