CSC nabs $265M contract from N.C. HHS
The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (N.C. DHHS) has contracted with Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) to replace the state's current Medicaid Management Information System (MMIS) with a new healthcare administration system that will manage other state agency health services in addition to Medicaid. The contract has a seven-and-a-half-year base period and a one-year option, bringing the estimated total contract value to $265 million.

Under the terms of the contract, the Falls Church, Va.-based CSC will develop a new enterprise MMIS solution for healthcare administration supporting multiple agencies within the NC DHHS. The solution will be enhanced by commercial off-the-shelf products designed for a multi-tiered, service-oriented architecture and aligned with the Medicaid IT Architecture (MITA) business enterprise. The new system will also provide the department with an IT platform that promotes efficiency and information sharing across all divisions and programs, according to the company.

In addition, CSC will be the fiscal agent for the N.C. DHHS and its divisions, providing operational support to manage provider and recipient call centers, prior authorization reviews, claims processing, pharmacy operations, medical policy reviews and other administrative activities.