ACS gets Hawaii Medicaid support deal

Affiliated Computer Services Inc. will furnish fiscal agent and related services for the Hawaii Human Services Department under a new 18-month, $21 million contract.

Under the agreement, ACS will provide fiscal agent services and also process pharmacy and non-pharmacy claims for Hawaii’s Medical Assistance Programs, company officials said Feb. 3.

Fiscal agent services covered include claims processing, prior authorizations, call center support and other services. Pharmacy benefits management services comprise claims processing, systems maintenance and modification, drug rebate, clinical consultation and call center support.

The contract terms also call for ACS to deploy an electronic tool for health records that will assist health care providers and payers in the state to deliver quality health care in an efficient and safe manner, company officials said. The electronic tool was partially funded through a grant from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

ACS has provided fiscal agent services for the state’s Medicaid program since 2002, and managed pharmacy services since 2001, company officials said. The new contract includes two option years.

ACS, of Dallas, ranks No. 68 on Washington Technology’s 2008 Top 100 list of the largest federal government prime contractors.

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