CMS Sources Sought: Clinical Data Abstraction Center (CDAC)

Notice ID: CDAC2021

This is a SOURCES SOUGHT NOTICE to determine the availability of 8(a) small businesses that have the capability to provide Clinical Data Abstraction services in support of Quality Reporting Programs and other special projects, including those supported by affiliated agencies (i.e., End Stage Renal Disease, Medicare Patient Safety Monitoring System, etc.), as deemed by the Centers for Clinical Standards and Quality (CCSQ).

In order to provide support to the QIOs for data abstraction and other associated services, a sole CDAC Contractor will be awarded a contract as of August 31st, 2021. This Contract will run for a period of five years. The CDAC contract is administered under a direct contracting relationship with CMS and a subcontract with each QIO. This new CDAC will continue to abstract medical records. However, the emphasis of the data abstractions will be the validation and adjudication of medical records for the Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR) Program, Hospital Outpatient Quality Reporting (OQR) Program, Hospital Acquired Conditions Reduction Program (HACRP).

This project will provide timely coding updates to risk adjustment factors used in hospital outcome measures and enable CMS to provide timely and accurate comparative quality information to Medicare beneficiaries and QIOs regarding hospital data.

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