CGI Awarded US$25 Million Contract for Medicare Appeals System



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    FAIRFAX, VA, Feb. 2 /CNW Telbec/ - CGI Federal, a wholly-owned U.S.
operating subsidiary of CGI Group Inc. (TSX: GIB.A; NYSE:   GIB), today
announced that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has awarded
the company a contract for the continued development and implementation of the
Medicare Appeals System (MAS). The contract is for one base year, 4 option
years and a 6-month transition period. The total value of the contract is
US$25 million if all option periods are exercised. CGI is the incumbent on the
contract.
    The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has developed a
Medicare Appeals System (MAS) to support legislatively mandated appeals
processes for traditional Medicare Fee-for-Service (FFS) and Managed Care
(MC). In addition, MAS is required to support judicially mandated notice and
appeal procedures resulting from Grijalva v. Shalala.
    The MAS is a system that tracks and records Medicare appeals through
multiple levels of the appeal process. The system leverages processes and
consolidates data to allow users across levels to realize benefits of
reusable, centralized data. The system supports standard processing of appeals
and availability of data to other levels while allowing stakeholders and user
groups to shape procedures at their desired level. Currently, MAS supports
Level 2 and Level 3 appeals processing.
    "CMS has been a valued client of CGI for over ten years and we are
pleased that CMS has chosen CGI to continue working on this important
project," said Cheryl Campbell, Vice-President, CGI Federal. "We are looking
forward to this opportunity to help CMS achieve their mission of improving the
appeals process."

    About CGI Federal

    CGI Federal (www.cgi.com\usfederal) is a wholly-owned U.S. operating
subsidiary of CGI Group Inc., dedicated to providing effective IT solutions
for federal government agencies by combining over 30 years of government
experience and technology skills. Founded in 1976, CGI Group Inc. is one of
the largest independent information technology and business process services
firms in the world. CGI and its affiliated companies employ approximately
25,000 professionals. CGI provides end-to-end IT and business process services
to clients worldwide from offices in Canada, the United States, Europe, Asia
Pacific as well as from centers of excellence in North America, Europe and
India. CGI's annual revenue run rate stands at $4.0 billion and at December
31, 2008, CGI's order backlog was $11.4 billion. CGI shares are listed on the
TSX (GIB.A) and the NYSE (GIB) and are included in the S&P/TSX Composite Index
as well as the S&P/TSX Capped Information Technology and MidCap Indices.
Website: www.cgi.com.




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For further information: Investors: Lorne Gorber, Vice-President, Global
Communications and Investor Relations, lorne.gorber@cgi.com, (514) 841-3355;
Media: Peter Cutler, Director, Communications, peter.cutler@cgifederal.com,
(703) 227-6933


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