Saturday, January 18, 2014

Disaster deadline looming...

Disaster deadline looming...  The Hill is reporting that a document published on a government procurement site gives some of the reasons why the contract was switched from CGI to Accenture last week.  One part of the document says that if the back-end build-out isn't finished by mid-March, then ObamaCare could be jeopardized, insurers could be bankrupted, and the entire healthcare system threatened.

Holy crap!  Somebody is worried, if language like that worms its way into a procurement document...

The Hill includes this quote from the document:
“There is limited time to build this functionality and failure to deliver…by mid-March 2014 will result in financial harm to the government,” the document says.
If this functionality is not complete by mid-March 2014, the government could make erroneous payments to providers and insurers.  Additionally, without a Financial Management platform that accounts for enrollments and associated program costs that integrates with the existing CMS Accounting platform, the entire healthcare reform program is jeopardized.
This sounds even worse than what I had imagined...

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