ACS wins $6M Medicaid deal

FRAMINGHAM (10/10/2003) - The state of Washington has awarded Dallas-based Affiliated Computer Services Inc. (ACS) a US$6 million, five-year outsourcing contract to provide electronic data interchange transaction processing that's compliant with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). ACS processes about 17 million claims per year for the state's Medicaid program, which represents $560 million in claims payments.

Under the terms of this latest contract, ACS will accept and process transactions via a new HIPAA clearinghouse before they're sent to the Medicaid Management Information System for adjudication.

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