Companion Data Services (CDS), a privately held company, offers secure systems development and managed hosting services specializing in the health care industry. The business status, financial strength and operating philosophies of CDS provide us with the flexibility to make long-term business decisions to support our business partners and customers without regard to the quarterly financial pressures of public commercial companies.
CDS and its parent company, providing more than 2,000 information technology resources to their customers, provide services for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), TRICARE, the Federal Employee Health Benefits Program, Medicare Advantage health plans, the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, as well as other private health plans. CDS has offices in Columbia, S.C.; Dallas, T.X.; and Baltimore, M.D.
Since 2006, CDS has maintained a trusted relationship as a prime contractor for CMS. As one of CMS’ Virtual Data Center IDIQ prime contractors, we process more than two-thirds of the national Part A and Part B fee-for-service claims using our enterprise solutions. Additionally, CDS manages programming and change requests.
CDS offers secure hosting and information technology support services within our data center complex in Columbia, S.C. The complex features specialized physical, data and network security. It also features disaster recovery capabilities necessary for today’s health care data protection requirements, such as HIPAA, FISMA and DIACAP. Our hosting services include traditional hosting as well as cloud services for all aspects of technology, from mainframe to distributed systems. CDS is platform agnostic and can support your unique requirements. CDS is also CMMI level 3 certified and ISO 9001:2008 certified.
Unlike many other large vendors, the in-depth knowledge provided to companies by CDS is coupled with superior customer service. Our team offers you years of health care specific experience in business and technology arenas.