|By Business Wire||
|August 1, 2014 07:07 AM EDT||
The Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) has selected Accenture (NYSE:ACN) to serve as lead Medicaid vendor upon the termination of the current prime contractor on August 1, 2014. The contract has a three-year base period, with two one-year extension options.
Since 2004, Accenture has served as the largest subcontractor on Texas Medicaid, responsible for data center operations, technology hardware, network operations and more than 100 software applications. The overall project, known as the Texas Medicaid Healthcare Partnership (TMHP), supports 3.6 million Medicaid recipients and 45,000 healthcare providers through processing more than 12.5 million Medicaid claims monthly, maintaining data on Medicaid managed care transactions, and responding to Medicaid provider and client inquiries through a variety of channels.
Accenture has been working closely with HHSC to transition and mobilize people, processes, technology and facilities over the past several months in preparation for managing operations of TMHP as prime contractor on August 1.
“Accenture has run the Texas Medicaid claims processing technology for the past decade, and looks forward to continuing to help HHSC build a more efficient and effective Medicaid program that benefits millions of Texans,” said Stephen J. Rohleder, group chief executive for Accenture North America, who also leads the company’s Texas business. “This expansion of our role on Texas Medicaid builds on our 30-year record of delivering and operating major systems for the state of Texas and taps additional areas of our deep healthcare experience and capabilities.”
Accenture brings to the project extensive long-term experience successfully delivering claims processing and healthcare provider management systems and a record of service to many of the largest U.S. and global healthcare organizations. The company, top-ranked by leading healthcare industry analysts, has more than 5,500 Texas employees including more than 1,100 in Austin. An Accenture Delivery Center, which opened in Austin in March 2013, now has more than 300 employees, and designs and builds software for state health and human service agencies across the country.
Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, with approximately 293,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries. Combining unparalleled experience, comprehensive capabilities across all industries and business functions, and extensive research on the world’s most successful companies, Accenture collaborates with clients to help them become high-performance businesses and governments. The company generated net revenues of US$28.6 billion for the fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2013. Its home page is www.accenture.com.
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