Report Faults Contracting, Oversight Of ACA Exchange Creation, Launch

Mealey's (June 16, 2015, 9:21 AM EDT) -- WASHINGTON, D.C — The Center for Medicare Services failed to meet contracting and oversight requirements and failed to appoint a lead systems integrator necessary for the success of a large information technology project like the creation and launch of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) insurance exchange, according to a January 2015 Office of Inspector General report.

(Report available. Document #93-140128-010X.)

The report faults CMS for not exercising a lead systems integrator to coordinate contractors’ efforts before the launch of the federal ACA exchange....
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