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Oregon Health Authority Awards Cognosante Health Insurance Exchange Interfaces Contract

MCLEAN, VA--(Marketwire -08/28/12)- Cognosante, a leading provider of IT services for healthcare organizations, announced it was awarded a contract with the Oregon Health Authority to develop interfaces for the state's Health Insurance Exchange (HIX) and eligibility system.

Cognosante will develop external interfaces for the Oregon Health Authority's Health Insurance Exchange and Oregon Department of Human Services' Eligibility Modernization (DHSM) projects. The interfaces will be built to the CMS data hub, insurance carriers, SERFF, and State of Oregon systems. The project commenced on August 10, 2012.

"We are proud to be selected by the Oregon Health Authority to partner in Oregon's innovative, enterprise approach to its Health Insurance Exchange and Eligibility Modernization projects," stated Cognosante CEO Michele Kang. "We look forward to continuing our partnership with the Oregon Health Authority and Oregon Department of Human Services on an historic project."

The project is funded through the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight (CCIIO) and CMS Center for State Medicaid and CHIP Services (CMCS) as well as State Medicaid funds.

Cognosante has worked with the Oregon Department of Human Services over the past eight years on the Medicaid Management Information System (MMIS), Behavioral Health Integration Project (BHIP), State Automated Child Welfare System (SACWIS), Integrated Collections Management (ICMP Project) and COMPASS Project.

About Cognosante
Cognosante is a leading provider of IT services to healthcare organizations. The company has more than 25 years of experience working with 47 states to assist its clients in developing, managing and executing complex healthcare information programs and infrastructures. Its expertise includes standards development, interoperability, business and technical architecture, modular system integration, health informatics, Medicaid, health information exchange, improper payment, health insurance exchange, NwHIN, and The Direct Project. Please visit www.cognosante.com for more information.