ACS Continues 20-Year Relationship with Wash. State to Support Medicaid Program

March 23, 2004

ACS, a provider of business process and information technology outsourcing solutions, has been awarded a two-year contract extension with the State of Washington to continue to serve as the facilities manager for the State’s Medicaid program. The contract includes one option year, bringing the total contract value to $25.8 million, and extends ACS’ support of Washington’s Medicaid program to twenty-four years.

Washington’s Department of Social and Health Services first contracted with ACS to implement a new Medicaid Management Information System (MMIS) in 1982. Currently, ACS processes more than 35 million claims annually for the Medicaid program, representing $3.5 billion in claims payments per year.

As the State’s facilities manager, ACS is in the process of making several significant enhancements to the MMIS, which include modifying the claims processing system to be HIPAA compliant. ACS is also becoming the electronic data interchange clearinghouse for the State of Washington to process all HIPAA transactions for the Medicaid program.

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