Xerox Wins State Medicaid Contract
(Bloomberg & WXXI News) -- Xerox has won an estimated $500 million contract to replace New York’s Medicaid management system, the biggest in the U.S.
The five-year computer-services agreement must still be approved by some other state agencies including the state attorney general and the state comptroller, according to Bill Schwarz, a spokesman for the New York Health Department.
Computer Sciences Corp., which runs the current system, didn’t bid.
Xerox was vying against Hewlett-Packard Co. for the deal as they battle for dominance in the market for Medicaid, the joint state-federal health insurance program for the poor.
Jennifer Wasmer, a spokeswoman for Xerox, said in an e-mail that the company doesn’t comment on “pending business opportunities.”
Jonathan Otto, a spokesman for HP, didn’t immediately respond for comment.
Xerox performs Medicaid work for at least 12 states, the District of Columbia and the U.S. Labor Department.