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Affiliated Computer Services (ACS; Dallas) reported a three-year, $67 million contract re-bid award with the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing to continue operating that state's Medicaid Management Information System (MMIS).

ACS has operated the MMIS since 1996. The contract was extended in 2001, and re-bid in 2006.

As full fiscal agent for the state's Medicaid program, ACS processes more than 25 million claims annually. Additional services include systems development and maintenance, pharmacy benefits management, decision support services, fraud and abuse detection and recovery, claims processing, call center and program policy support, and third-party recovery.

The contract calls for a takeover of the existing system with additional system enhancements while continuing to provide system support and modifications, claims processing for medical, pharmacy, Decision Systems Support, and the design, development and installation of enhancements that will support the processing functions of the MMIS.

ACS, with 58,000 employees, provides clients services in more than 100 countries, including business process outsourcing and information technology solutions.