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DHCS Announces Intent to Award New Contract

December 14, 2009

The Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) has announced that they intend to award a 10-year contract to Affiliated Computer Services (ACS), who will serve as the new Fiscal Intermediary for Medi-Cal. ACS was selected after an extensive, two-year bidding and evaluation process, the most comprehensive process in DHCS’ history. The contract includes payment processing for health care providers of the Medi-Cal fee-for-service program, including physicians, pharmacies, hospitals and other providers.

While this award introduces a new contractor to manage claims processing for Medi-Cal, the Department and the existing contractor, Electronic Data Systems (EDS), remain committed to supporting the provider and beneficiary communities until transition is completed. In addition, the business processes, services and systems used by the Medi-Cal program in its operations and interactions with providers will continue without interruption during transition. As additional details and timelines are solidified they will be communicated in future notices.  Please continue to check the Medi-Cal web site for updated information.



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