Directed by the federal government to
modernize its computerized system for
processing Medicaid claims, the state of
North Carolina has proven the old saw that
some things are easier said than done. The
year 2006 began with Affiliated Computer
Systems, or ACS, the winner of a $171 million contract, seemingly working toward
just that outcome. The year ended with ACS fired and threatening a lawsuit and with the state looking at plans for what promises to be a costly contract rebid.
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