The Florida Agency for Health Care Administration has inked a five-year, $44 million deal with business-process outsourcing company Affiliated Computer Services to help the state agency save money on Medicaid bills by identifying alternate payers such as private insurers.
Dallas-based ACS announced it was hired to administer a third-party liability program to collect funds for Florida Medicaid. The contract calls for the company to use business-process and Web-based technology to identify commercial health insurance plans, Medicare eligibilities, annuities, estate plans and other sources that could cover patient costs prior to Medicaid claims being submitted.
One of the key components of the program to help Florida Medicaid recover all funds paid when a Medicaid recipient is involved in a tort or casualty accident. The company will identify, manage and handle recovery of funds in such cases, according to a state spokeswoman who directed all inquiries to a state Web site.
A company news release said its the seventh deal between Florida officials and the company in the past 10 years. Others include: Medicaid fiscal agent services, pharmacy benefit management, and the complaint and information call center.