Louisiana re-ups ACS to manage health care

Affiliated Computer Services Inc. has won a five-year, $51 million contract renewal from Louisiana to continue managing services for several key health care programs, the company said.

ACS of Dallas will support several state health care systems, including the Primary Care Case Management Program; the Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment Program; and the Waiver Program, the company said. This is ACS' fifth consecutive award supporting these programs.

Through these programs, ACS will continue its management services for the state's CommunityCARE, Kidmed, Community Supports and Services, Long Term Personal Care Services, and Personal Assistance Services programs.

For the CommunityCARE and Kidmed programs, ACS performs outreach activities, including recipient outreach, provider recruitment and enrollment, screening administration and service coordination activities, as well as toll-free customer-service lines.

ACS offers a toll-free statement referral assistance hotline for Medicaid and child health insurance programs, and a toll-free line for the Personal Care Services Program. Beginning in January, ACS also will provide a Nurse Help Line for all CommunityCARE participants.

The Kidmed program makes health services available to Medicaid-eligible, low-income residents of the state under age 21, while the CommunityCARE program improves access to medical care for Medicaid-eligible residents.

ACS offers business processing and information technology outsourcing to government and commercial clients. It has more than 43,000 employees and annual sales of $3.7 billion.

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