ACS expands Medicaid presence with $156M Tennessee contract

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Affiliated Computer Services (ACS) has signed a $156 million, five-year contract with the state of Tennessee, expanding its Medicaid presence to include 14 states and the Washington, D.C. 

ACS will assume daily operations, data management, and ongoing systems modifications for the TennCare Management Information System used by the state for the management of its Medicaid program which serves 1.2 million Tennesseans through a network of contracted, managed care companies.

The company will also evaluate TennCare's current business processes and collaboratively work with the Tennessee Bureau of TennCare to recommend improvements while performing multiple enhancement projects that will enable TennCare to leverage technology in the most efficient manner, according to Christopher T. Deelsnyder, ACS senior vice president and managing director, government healthcare solutions.

“These enhancements include the development of an enterprise project management office that will help TennCare effectively measure, monitor and manage the numerous and complex technology projects that will be occurring within the bureau,” Deelsnyder said.