2020 Company Chooses Companion Data Services for Work on Medicare Project

Tuesday, April 13, 2010 General News J E 4

COLUMBIA, S.C., April 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The 2020 Company, LLC, a provider of information technology solutions to the federal government and commercial clients, has selected Columbia, S.C.-based Companion Data Services (CDS) to provide data center hosting and related services for a project with the federal Medicare program. Medicare is administered by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), headquartered in Baltimore.

Under a 30-month contract, CDS ( will host applications and data the 2020 Company will use for maintenance of the Common Working File system for CMS. CDS, which also provides services directly to CMS, operates one of the largest, most secure health care information data centers in the world from its Columbia, S.C., headquarters. The company processed more than 760 million health insurance claims in 2009.

"With our successful existing relationship with 2020 and CMS, we are delighted for the opportunity to provide hosting services to the 2020 Company, giving them the means to develop and test code related to certain CMS contracts," said Steve Hammons, chief operating officer of CDS, which provides information technology services to federal, state and private health care organizations.

Headquartered in Falls Park, Va., the 2020 Company ( provides systems integration and development, technology infrastructure support, systems operations and maintenance, and other IT services to government and commercial clients.

About Companion Data Services, LLC

Headquartered in Columbia, S.C., CDS offers data center hosting in a technically progressive environment. Developing relationships and encouraging collaboration ensure achievement of its customers' program objectives. CDS and its parent company operate a large, secure health care insurance data center complex, providing services for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, TRICARE, the Federal Employee Health Benefits Program, and Medicare Advantage health plans, as well as other private health plans. CDS has offices in Columbia, S.C., Baltimore, Dallas and Denison, Texas.

SOURCE Companion Data Services, LLC



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