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ACS Facilitates Emergency Prescription Assistance Program Now Activated in Southern Louisiana

DALLAS, Sept. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Affiliated Computer Services, Inc. (NYSE: ACS) today announced that it is facilitating the Emergency Prescription Assistance Program (EPAP), now activated for residents in southern Louisiana in the wake of Hurricane Gustav.

The EPAP program, established by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), processes claims for prescription medication and qualifying medical equipment to individuals without health insurance living in, or evacuated from, declared federal disaster areas. Prescriptions and medical equipment are available through a robust nationwide network of participating pharmacies.

To receive assistance, eligible Louisianans must provide one of the following: a new prescription from a licensed health care practitioner, a current prescription bottle, a prescription phoned in by a licensed health care practitioner or proof of an existing prescription. Claims made between September 2, 2008 and October 2, 2008 are eligible under the EPAP program.

ACS' innovative technology and systems ensures that individuals who qualify for the program get real-time support and can quickly receive assistance.

"A real benefit to the EPAP program is that people who are affected by an emergency have one less thing to worry about when disaster strikes because wherever they are evacuated to, their prescriptions will be readily available," said Tim Conway, senior vice president and managing director of ACS Federal Solutions. "ACS is uniquely positioned to offer such a service and be an operational partner with CMS to deliver on its goal."

Because the EPAP program uses existing channels of how people receive their prescriptions, it is seamless to users and can be instantaneously activated.

"The EPAP program and the work of ACS means that pharmacies can now play an important role in being first responders in a streamlined pharmaceutical industry process," said Steve Konsin, ACS vice president.

ACS is the largest provider of managed services for state, county and local governments, including more than 1,700 government entities. ACS is the largest provider of BPO services in the government sector; each year processing more than $7.5 billion in beneficiary payments through its electronic payment cards or stored value card services, and supporting more than 23 million Medicaid recipients by processing nearly 550 million claims. ACS ranks first worldwide in transportation services to governments, including processing 16 million parking tickets annually for cities including Los Angeles and Boston.

About ACS

ACS, a global FORTUNE 500 company with 65,000 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

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