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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.
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