The TriZetto Group, Newport Beach, Calif., will serve as an information technology subcontractor to Capstone Government Solutions, Nashville, in a contract with the CMS to test the feasibility of creating personal health records for Medicare beneficiaries from claims data, according to TriZetto.
Capstone is a for-profit consortium formed in 2004 by Cigna Government Services, an arm of publicly traded Cigna Corp. and not-for-profit Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Tennessee.
The CMS announced last month that it had signed a contract with Capstone, one of two principal vendors on the PHR project. The other CMS contractor is ViPS, a unit of Elmwood Park, N.J.-based Emdeon Corp, formerly WebMD. The CMS said the total cost of the contracts is $500,000.
TriZetto will bring to the project the PHR and case-management software system, called Personal CareAdvantage, it offers to its commercial health plan customers.