A $185 million multi-year contract for Medicaid claims processing just got an $8.9 million boost.
The Advocate reports the governor's Division of Administration signed off on a contract amendment benefitting contractor CNSI, of Maryland.
State Department of Health and Hospitals Undersecretary Jerry Phillips said the new work was not a part of the original contract and is a result of a change in the federal deadline for implementation of new medical billing codes.
Phillips said the contract alteration came after the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services delayed the disease code changes from October 2013 until October 2014. CNSI will take over Louisiana's Medicaid claims processing at the end of 2014.