The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has awarded Booz Allen Hamilton a $202 million public health insurance exchange program vendor contract.
Booz Allen, a consulting firm, will be the system integrator in charge of the HealthCare.gov exchange information systems. In the past, CMS was its own exchange program system integrator.
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CMS is part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). CMS set up HealthCare.gov to run Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (PPACA) exchange programs in the states which turned responsibility for their exchange programs over to HHS.
Booz Allen has won a contract that includes one base year and four option years. If CMS uses all of the option years in the contract, Booz Allen could be the system integrator until July 2020.