Northrop Grumman has won a $34 million contract to develop an online platform for the state of Tennessee to manage online healthcare applications and benefits.
The three-year contract also calls for the company to operate and maintain an eligibility determination system scheduled to go live Oct. 1, Northrop said Tuesday.
Created to meet Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act standards, the Tennessee Eligibility Determination System will work to help manage applications for Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program.
Amy Caro, Northrop vice president of health and information technology program, said the company has previously worked on Affordable Care Act implementations for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
TEDS is intended designed to follow Affordable Care Act requirements and federal guidelines on modernization and technology upgrades.
Northrop will assist and train staff on how to utilize the TEDS, which is designed to have open architecture features for potential integration with other databases.