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Booz Allen Hamilton tapped as key contractor, but CMS can’t quit Optum yet
Modern Healthcare

The CMS has picked veteran federal contractor Booz Allen Hamilton to replace Optum subsidiary QSSI as the key contractor on The five-year contract is worth $202 million. But the Obama administration will temporarily stick with Optum’s Quality Software Services Inc. as its quality tester for the federal insurance marketplace because two failed bidders are protesting the choice of Edaptive Systems to assume that role. Tantus Technologies and HIT Venture filed protests with the Government Accountability Office. The agency said it would respond to the protests by Sept. 14.