Indiana awards EDS Medicaid contract for $209M

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Electronic Data Systems, (EDS) Indiana’s Medicaid partner, has been awarded a $209.9 million, six-and-a-half-year contract to upgrade and continue to maintain the state’s Medicaid Management Information Systems.

The new contract will leverage EDS’ interChange Health System, which is in operation or being implemented in more than a dozen states, including Kansas, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania and Kentucky, according to the Plano, Texas-based EDS. The upgrade includes a web-based tool that will enable healthcare providers to electronically enroll in the Medicaid program as well as a number of internal processes, the company said.

EDS said it will continue as a fiscal agent to the state and its 27,000 healthcare providers, who care for more than 800,000 recipients, who comprise the Indiana Medicaid program.

Under the terms of the agreement, there will be a seven-month phase to design, develop, test and implement the features followed by a six-year management term. The contract, signed in late December, extends a 16-year relationship between EDS and Indiana, EDS said.