Thursday, July 25, 2024

IT and Professional Services at HHS Flourishes In An Era of Uncertainty

By Arun Sankaran

CMS Is The Major Driver of Spend

Health IT is a thriving market in the Public Sector. Naturally, The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) drive IT and professional services spend within The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Two PSC codes in particular: IT & Telecommunications (D399) and Professional Support (R499) explain much of the IT and professional services spend at HHS. Within HHS, CMS accounts for 63% of spending. This market has completely bucked sequestration impacts and has thrived in an era of budget uncertainty. Contract obligations at CMS for these two PSCs has grown 33% annually from FY11 – FY15.


Read More in the Summer 2016 Issue of FedHealthIT Magazine.


About the Author: Arun Sankaran is a managing director at Govini, a leading business intelligence provider for companies serving public sector customers. He leads the professional services team to advise clients on go-to-market strategies, market sizing analysis, M&A screenings, and opportunity capture support. The discriminator at Govini is using big data to assist customer companies in business development.  Arun brings more than a decade of federal management and strategy consulting experience from his work at Avascent and CGI Federal. He has a BS in Business Information Technology and a BS in Economics from Virginia Tech, as well as a Master of Public Policy (MPP) from Georgetown University. For more information, visit



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