District Of Columbia Chooses Infosys Public Services To Implement Its Health Benefit Exchange Under Affordable Care Act
(ENP Newswire Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) ENP Newswire - 17 June 2013 Release date- 14062013 - WASHINGTON, D.C. - The US District of Columbia awarded Infosys Public Services, a US-based subsidiary of Infosys, a global consulting and technology leader, a one-year contract valued at $49.5 million to develop its new health benefit exchange, a crucial component of the Affordable Care Act.
Infosys Public Services is the prime systems integrator of this healthcare system transformation that will bring critically important benefits to nearly one quarter million District residents. Individuals, families, and small businesses can purchase healthcare coverage through an online marketplace. The Exchange, known as the District of Columbia Access System (DCAS), is a state-of-the-art health and human services solution that will provide seamless healthcare coverage while minimizing risks.
Program highlights As the prime systems integrator, Infosys Public Services is currently designing and implementing the new health benefit exchange, and replacing the District's legacy Medicaid and eligibility systems with new technology that will provide a wide array of services in compliance with the new healthcare law.
The District of Columbia and Infosys Public Services have successfully completed a federal review of this web-based Marketplace Exchange portal, which will allow consumers to access, research, and choose affordable health coverage. The District's Exchange is the first of the nation's state-based marketplaces to gain federal approval in the second phase or 'wave' of required tests.
The new system will also deliver new case management capabilities that span a wide range of the District's programs and agencies.
DCAS will provide the District with an integrated eligibility system supporting Medicaid, private health insurance and other health programs.
The system includes key capabilities for providing health insurance to the uninsured and underinsured, including: managing qualified health plans from insurers determining program eligibility enabling shopping for qualified health plans for participating insurers supporting enrollment in a specific plan, and managing billing for premiums, aggregation of payments, and facilitating payments to insurers Infosys Public Services partnered with industry leaders and other specialists in key functional areas to bring best-in-class solutions to the District for integrated eligibility, plan management and shopping, billing, aggregation and payment.
Quotes Eric Paternoster, Chief Executive Officer, Infosys Public Services: 'This new system will allow the District of Columbia to more easily determine eligibility and enroll individuals, families, and small businesses. The system, which leverages our healthcare and health insurance exchange expertise, can also scale up to support new capabilities in the future. We look forward to partnering with the District on this important healthcare program initiative.' About Infosys Public Services Infosys Public Services, a U.S. based subsidiary of Infosys (NYSE:INFY), is a leader in business consulting and technology solutions. We partner with healthcare and public sector organizations to help them stay ahead of the innovation curve. Our solutions, combined with execution excellence and proven best practices, allow clients to optimize their operations today while building tomorrow's enterprise. Visit www.infosyspublicservices.com to learn more.
About Infosys Infosys is a global leader in business consulting and technology solutions. As a proven partner focused on building tomorrow's enterprise, Infosys enables clients in more than 30 countries to outperform the competition and stay ahead of the innovation curve.
Ranked in the top tier of Forbes' 100 most innovative companies, Infosys - with $7.4B in annual revenues and 150,000+ employees - provides enterprises with strategic insights on what lies ahead. We help enterprises transform and thrive in a changing world through strategic consulting, operational leadership and the co-creation of breakthrough solutions, including those in mobility, sustainability, big data and cloud computing.
Visit www.infosys.com to see how Infosys (NYSE: INFY) is Building Tomorrow's Enterprise today.
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