Navigation Links
ACS Bowers Certified to Provide Utilization Review for State Medicaid Agencies
Date:6/26/2008

DALLAS, June 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Affiliated Computer Services, Inc. (NYSE: ACS) has strengthened its portfolio of Informed Health offerings with the recent federal certification of its wholly-owned subsidiary ACS Bowers. As a designated Quality Improvement Organization (QIO)-like entity, ACS Bowers can provide utilization review, as well as health quality management services to state Medicaid agencies across the country.

Under Federal law, state Medicaid agencies can contract with a QIO or QIO- like entity to perform medical and utilization review functions required by law. As part of the QIO-like designation, ACS Bowers can pursue state Medicaid contracts for utilization review, and work with consumers and physicians, hospitals, and other caregivers to ensure that patients get the right care at the right time.

"This CMS designation serves to further confirm ACS Bowers' marketplace reputation as a leader in reviewing healthcare cases and analyzing patterns of care related to medical necessity and quality of care," said Christopher T. Deelsnyder, ACS senior vice president and managing director, Government Healthcare Solutions. "Now, ACS is positioned to provide deeper value and enhanced expertise to our customers."

As a QIO-like entity, ACS Bowers will conduct case reviews to ensure that care provided to Medicaid beneficiaries meets professionally recognized standards of healthcare and that Medicaid pays for only the services that are reasonable and necessary.

Founded in 1990, Bowers & Associates was acquired by ACS in February 2008 and rebranded ACS Bowers. The acquisition strengthened ACS' Informed Health offerings by adding Bowers' expertise in healthcare management and state-of- the-art informatics.

About ACS

ACS is a national leader in state healthcare program administration, offering a full spectrum of systems and complementary services through an integrated solution, from care management solutions and child health programs to pharmacy benefits management and traditional Medicaid fiscal agent services. ACS supports more than 23 million program recipients and processes nearly 550 million Medicaid healthcare claims annually, representing close to $50 billion in provider payments. As the nation's largest government program pharmacy benefits administrator, ACS serves 28 states, the District of Columbia, and the Department of Labor with drug expenditures totaling more than $13 billion.

ACS, a global FORTUNE 500 company with 63,000 people supporting client operations reaching more than 100 countries, provides business process outsourcing and information technology solutions to world-class commercial and government clients. The company's Class A common stock trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "ACS." Learn more about ACS at http://www.acs-inc.com.


'/>"/>
SOURCE Affiliated Computer Services, Inc.
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Lifeway Foods Switches to 100% Certified Hormone Free Milk
2. HeartCentrix Informatics Solution from Cardiac Science Now Certified with Allscripts Electronic Health Records
3. Grocery Manufacturers Association: US Food & Drug Administration and European Food Safety Authority Affirm Safety of Certified Food Dyes
4. Video: GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare Offers Free Nicotine Lozenges for All Certified Pilots and Air Traffic Controllers to Help Them Safely Quit Smoking
5. Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) Announces Milestone: 300,000 Certified Pharmacy Technicians (CPhT)
6. Intronis Technologies eSureIT Partner Program Certified Gold By CMP Channels VARBusiness
7. VeriPrime Certified Safeguards Food Safety Label Unveiled
8. Cardiac Science Adds NextGen to Its Roster of Certified EMR System Partners
9. Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro: Nationwide Class Action Certified in Average Wholesale Price Litigation
10. Antares Management Solutions Attains Gold Certified Partner Status in Microsoft Partner Program
11. Stacy DeFoe Earns Certified Association Executive Credential
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... Austin residents seeking Mohs ... College of Mohs Surgery and to Dr. Russell Peckham for medical and surgical dermatology. ... treatment for skin cancer. The selective fellowship in Mohs Micrographic Surgery completed by Dr. ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... Dr. Calvin Johnson has ... he has implemented orthobiologic procedures as a method for treating his patients. The ... first doctors to perform the treatment. Orthobiologics are substances that orthopaedic surgeons use ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... 2016 , ... June 19, 2016 is World Sickle Cell Observance Day. In ... benefits of holistic treatments, Serenity Recovery Center of Marne, Michigan, has issued ... Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) is a disorder of the red blood cells, which can ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... Comfort Keepers® of San Diego, ... and the Road To Recovery® program to drive cancer patients to and from their ... to ensure the highest quality of life and ongoing independence. Getting to and ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... ... client, The Grove Investment Group (TGIG), has initiated cultivation and processing operations at ... Las Vegas and Pahrump, Nevada. , Puradigm is the manufacturer of a complete ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/23/2016)... -- Research and Markets has announced the ... (Organic Chemical (Sugar, Petrochemical, Glycerin), Inorganic Chemical), Functionality (Filler, ... Global Forecast to 2021" report to their offering. ... pharmaceutical excipients market is projected to reach USD 8.1 ... the forecast period 2016 to 2021. ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... June 23, 2016 Capricor ... ), a biotechnology company focused on the discovery, ... that patient enrollment in its ongoing randomized HOPE-Duchenne ... exceeded 50% of its 24-patient target. Capricor expects ... third quarter of 2016, and to report top ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... INDIANAPOLIS , June 23, 2016 If ... Leaders Scholarship is any indication, the future is in ... at www.diabetesscholars.org by the Diabetes Scholars Foundation ... the way of academic and community service excellence. ... since 2012, and continues to advocate for people with ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: