DEPARTMENT of Health Care Services awards contract to Affiliated Computer Services for Medi-cal Claims Processing
The Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) has awarded a 10-year contract to Affiliated Computer Services (ACS), to serve as the new claims processor 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, DHCS and the current contractor, HP Enterprise Services (formerly Electronic Data Systems,) remain committed to supporting providers and beneficiaries until transition over to ACS is completed.
The expected contract effective date is May 3, 2010, with ACS taking over operations beginning in February 2011. Please continue to check the Medi-Cal Web site for updated information. Notices will be posted as additional details and timelines become known.