May 23, 2014
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Turn to Accenture Federal Services to Enhance the Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP) and State-based Exchange Transitions
ARLINGTON, Va.; May 23, 2014 – The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and Accenture Federal Services (AFS) have agreed to additional tasks related to HealthCare.gov, including enhancements and additional functionality of the FFM, the Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP) and state-based exchange transitions.
Accenture Federal Services announced on January 11, 2014 that CMS had awarded a letter contract to the company for the initial phase of work on the FFM, enhancing the back-end capabilities, deploying new features to support the 2015 annual enrollment for citizens and developing a transition plan to define the work required. The scope of work contemplated under the contract was announced on April 29, 2014 at a value $121M. The additional work announced today is estimated at $54M, bringing the total estimated value of the contract to $175M. The contract will end on January 10, 2015.
Accenture Federal Services and CMS will continue to evaluate and assess additional opportunities to deliver further improvements to the customer experience and support the 2015 enrollment.
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