The U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has awarded Accenture Federal Services a five-year, $628 million contract renewal in order to keep up its support for Healthcare.gov.
A prime contract to run the Federally-Facilitated Exchange was given to Accenture Federal Services in 2014. (FFE). Healthcare.gov, the federal government's online marketplace that connects people and small companies with the various public and private health insurance alternatives available, is supported by FFE. To fulfill its mandate under the Affordable Care Act to provide tens of millions of Americans with access to affordable, high-quality healthcare coverage and services, CMS relies heavily on FFE and Healthcare.gov.
“We’re proud of our exceptional track record on this program, having now supported the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services through nine successful open enrollment periods,” said Joan Horenstein, a managing director in Accenture Federal Services and CMS client lead. “We look forward to continuing our trusted partnership with CMS on this work which includes eligibility determinations, enrollments processing, health plan validations, and issuer payments, among other services.”
Accenture Federal Services deployed its industry-leading capabilities in public health, cloud computing, systems modernization, systems performance optimization, security, and operations support to deliver a high-quality client experience. The business and the Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Supervision worked closely together (CCIIO).