Office of State Purchasing

A $185 million multiyear contract with a company to take over the state's Medicaid claims processing is getting more lucrative.

State Department of Health and Hospitals Undersecretary Jerry Phillips tells The Advocate Tuesday that an amendment will add about $8 million to the money CNSI will receive under its contract.

CNSI won the state contract, overcoming protests from unsuccessful bidders who claimed the business information processing firm had "low balled" costs.