QSSI to stay on as HealthCare.gov’s general contractor

January 14, 2014 6:41 PM

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In a joint statement Tuesday, Optum/QSSI and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services said they would keep working together to ensure the online federal health insurance marketplace works well for consumers. On Saturday, CMS signed a contract with the global consulting firm Accenture to serve as the site's primary contractor in the coming year.

The Health and Human Services Department decided to make QSSI, which built HealthCare.gov's data hub, the site's general contractor on Oct. 25 after White House official Jeffrey Zients concluded the project needed a single firm to coordinate its repair work.

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