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Healthcare.gov website overhaul to be taken over by Accenture

Contract is worth $45 million

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Healthcare.gov website overhaul to be taken over by Accenture

The flaws with the US government website Helathcare.gov have been many and have prevented the website from signing up the number of users for health insurance that were hoped for. The website is being completely overhauled and the overhaul will fall to a company call Accenture reports the WSJ.

Accenture won a one-year contract to continue to roll out technical improvements to the site. Accenture won the contract after the government decided not to renew the contract with CGI Group. That was the company who had the contract to run the site since 2011 and had been in charge of building the website.

"They are at odds over who is at fault so it's not a surprise there's a divorce," said Robert Laszewski, president of Health Policy and Strategy Associates LLC, a policy and marketplace consulting firm based in Alexandria, Va. "Accenture's reputation is mixed, like all major government contractors. The question is, can they do a better job? I think it's telling they weren't the first choice. It's when you get a divorce you go to the second and third choice."

The contract for the year is worth $45 million and includes a transitional plan to define the work required. "Accenture will bring deep healthcare industry insight as well as proven experience building large-scale, public-facing websites to continue improving HealthCare.gov," David Moskovitz, chief executive of Accenture Federal Services, said in Saturday's news release.

 

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