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NTT Data Services Buys Cognosante’s Health IT Consulting Practice; Bob Pryor Quoted

NTT Data Services has purchased a Cognosante consulting practice that supports state and local agencies in their health information technology implementation projects. “This acquisition is the latest in our ongoing strategy of growth by strategic acquisitions that augment our specialized industry expertise and geographical presence,” NTT Data Services CEO Bob …

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Premier Reports Cost of Opioid Epidemic on Hospitals, Taxpayers; Roshni Ghosh Quoted

TYSONS CORNER, VA, January 10, 2018 — Premier (Nasdaq: PINC), a North Carolina-based health care company, has found that patients who experience an opioid overdose account for an estimated $11.3B in total annual costs at U.S. hospitals, with 66 percent of those patients covered under the federal Medicaid and Medicare programs, ExecutiveBiz …

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Deloitte to Help 4 States Integrate Modular Medicaid Systems Via Cloud-Based Platform

TYSONS CORNER, VA, December 13, 2018 — Deloitte will work with the Montana, Ohio, Virginia and Wyoming state governments to deploy a cloud-based information technology platform designed to integrate modular Medicaid enterprise systems, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. The company said Tuesday its HealthInteractive Platform is built on IBM Cloud and features predefined application programming interfaces and …

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Maximus Reports Increased Mobile Medicaid Enrollment in Louisiana Via App

TYSONS CORNER, VA, August 30, 2018 — A Maximus-developed (NYSE: MMS) mobile application designed to help healthcare beneficiaries in Louisiana explore coverage options on their smartphones has registered triple the number of enrollments compared to 2017, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. The company said Wednesday it developed the application last year for the state’s …

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Maximus Named Medicaid Enrollment Broker for Wisconsin Health Services Agency

TYSONS CORNER, VA, July 25, 2018 — Maximus (NYSE: MMS) will serve as Medicaid enrollment broker for the Wisconsin health services department and help educate beneficiaries about plan coverage options under a potential $11.7 million contract, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. The company said Tuesday it will provide enrollment support to members of Wisconsin’s …

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Trump’s Budget Proposal Adds Half Trillion to Defense Spending, to Balance in 10 Years

The Trump administration revealed its budget Tuesday, which would add almost half a trillion dollars to defense spending while cutting $1.5 trillion from nondefense spending and $1.4 trillion in Medicaid over the course of a decade. Trump’s plan, titled “A New Foundation for American Greatness,” leaves Medicare and the retirement portion of  Social …

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CMS Awards Potential $2.5B Medicare, Medicaid Anti-Fraud Services Contract Vehicle

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has awarded positions on a potential 10-year, $2.5 billion contract vehicle to seven companies for program integrity support services intended to help CMS and its partners identify instances of healthcare fraud, waste and abuse in Medicare and Medicaid. CMS consolidated prior anti-waste and abuse services carried …

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Centene to Buy Health Net for $6.3B in Cash, Stock; Michael Neidorff Comments

St. Louis-based health insurer Centene (NYSE: CNC) has agreed to purchase managed healthcare services contractor Health Net (NYSE: HNT) for $6.3 billion in cash and stock and will also assume $500 million in debt. Centene said Thursday the price of the deal is $78.57 per share, which represents a premium of 21 percent over the …

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CMS Awards 15 Spots on Potential $7B Modeling, Evaluation IDIQ

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has awarded 15 positions on a potential five-year, $7 billion contract to help design and implement service and delivery models for managing costs of federal healthcare programs. CMS announced the contract awards Monday in a FedBizOpps notice and said the agency received 23 proposals for …

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Xerox Wins $500M to Manage Medicaid Claims for NY’s Capital

Xerox Corp. (NYSE: XRX) has been awarded a $500 million contract to manage Albany’s Medicaid claims as the city moves to centralize its healthcare system, Times Union reported Wednesday. Rick Karlin writes the Norwalk, Conn.-based company will set up an office in the area where previous contractor Computer Sciences Corp. …

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