EDS lands $170m Tennessee Medicaid contract

The state of Tennessee has awarded a four-year, $170 million contract to EDS to update and manage the state’s Medicaid Management Information System, the company announced today.

“We are pleased to continue our partnership with EDS,” Darin Gordon, director at TennCare, said in a statement. “We look forward to our continued working relationship and the implementation of enhanced computer systems and improved business practices.”

EDS and the state of Tennessee have a storied fourteen-year history, where the HP company has worked with TennCare, the state agency that oversees Medicaid services for more than 1.2 million Tennesseans. EDS has operated the TennCare Management Information System since 1995 and in 2002, EDS replaced the agency’s legacy system.

Under the terms of the new contract, EDS will upgrade and maintain TennCare’s computer hardware and software, as well as implement a suite of new business intelligence tools to help the state manage its health care data. Mailroom, data entry, suspense resolution, and scanning and indexing functions will also continue under the new contract, scheduled to go through 2013, with a one-year option.

“By upgrading the agency’s technology and integrating an array of important new technology tools, EDS is helping TennCare achieve its health vision for Tennesseans,” Barbara Anderson, vice president of State Health and Human Services at EDS, said in a statement.

TennCare is one of 22 Medicaid programs in which EDS provides process management services.