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Community Health Plan of Washington Selects Perot Systems for Business Process Solutions

PLANO, Texas, Aug. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Community Health Plan of Washington (CHP Washington) and Perot Systems Corporation (NYSE: PER) ( today announced an agreement where Perot Systems will provide technology and business process services to improve the Seattle-based health plan's back-office functions. The scope of services to be managed by Perot Systems includes claims processing, claims adjustments, enrollment, premium billing, and configuration. During the course of the five year contract, Perot Systems will employ its proven technology and methodologies to support CHP Washington in its goal to minimize claims processing time and achieve low administrative costs.

"Perot Systems' business process expertise will enable us to achieve our mission of delivering accessible managed care services which meet the needs and improve the health of the communities we serve. Their assistance will help us operate efficiently, provide superior service to our clients, and allow for continued growth of our company," said Mike Evans, VP of Customer Care Operations for CHP Washington. "We view Perot Systems as an industry leader that offers a state-of-the-art system plus the business process solutions we need."

"In addition to the enhanced levels of flexibility and operational efficiencies that CHP Washington can achieve, Perot Systems will develop improvements for their business processes which will lower administrative costs," said Chuck Lyles, president of Perot Systems' healthcare group. "Through our strategic services to the payer community, payers can leverage our wealth of industry knowledge, proven methodologies and best practices that can help organizations like CHP by providing sound business process solutions."

Perot Systems provides experienced payer administration and management service teams, both on-site and through Perot Systems service centers, to help payers manage claims administration. These capabilities can streamline operations and provide such solutions as data verification, claims and encounter processing for claims adjudication and billing, cash management and account reconciliation.

Perot Systems will implement its Xcelys(TM )software solution as the foundation to provide CHP Washington with mailroom and front-end claims processing, enrollment, billing and other payer business process services.

About Community Health Plan of Washington

Community Health Plan provides managed care for more than 240,000 individuals and families throughout Washington state. It is the state's largest provider of the Basic Health Plan and the second largest health plan serving members of the state's Medicaid program, including Healthy Options, the State Children's Health Insurance Program, and GA-U. The health plan's delivery system includes more than 350 primary care clinics, 1,600 providers, 9,000 specialists, and 90 hospitals. Community Health Plan also features an incentive program that rewards its members for getting the preventive care they, and their families, need. More information is found at

About Perot Systems

Perot Systems is a worldwide provider of information technology services and business solutions. Through its flexible and collaborative approach, Perot Systems integrates expertise from across the company to deliver custom solutions that enable clients to accelerate growth, streamline operations and create new levels of customer value. Headquartered in Plano, Texas, Perot Systems reported 2008 revenue of $2.8 billion. The company has more than 23,000 associates located in the Americas, Europe, Middle East and Asia Pacific. Additional information on Perot Systems is available at

This press release contains forward-looking statements that are subject to known and unknown risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such statements. For factors that could affect our business and cause actual results to differ materially, please refer to our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2008, as filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and available at, as updated in our Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q filed after such Form 10-K, for additional information regarding risk factors. We disclaim any intention or obligation to revise any forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future developments, or otherwise.

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