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Here’s What Managed Health Care Entity Spent on IT Services

The California Department of Managed Health Care spent just under $2 million on its five costliest contracts for IT services in the first half of this year, according to data in the State Contract and Procurement Registration System.

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The California Department of Managed Health Care (DMHC) spent just under $2 million on its five costliest contracts for IT services in the first half of this year, according to data in the State Contract and Procurement Registration System (SCPRS).

DMHC’s mission is to “protect consumers’ health care rights and ensure a stable health care delivery system,” according to its website.

The five biggest contracts for IT services are:

  • Consulting (IT professional services) by a senior programmer/developer at $105 per hour for 8,092 hours. The $849,660 contract was awarded March 9 to Estrada Consulting under a Master Services Agreement (MSA).
  • Consulting (IT professional services) for one business analyst/quality assurance specialist at $106 per hour, for a total of $402,800, also with Estrada Consulting. The MSA contract, to develop and execute quality assurance plans for implementation of Assembly Bill 290 within the NIMBUS SaaS platform, was awarded May 1 and runs through April 30, 2023.
  • OpenText Consultant: One senior programmer/configuration specialist, at $129 per hour for 1,280 hours, in a $330,240 MSA contract awarded May 10 to Visionary Integration Professionals.
  • Phase 2.1 (Deliverables: senior technical lead/senior SQL consultant) for 640 hours at $131 per hour, for a total of $186,150, in an MSA award on June 7 with Stanfield Systems Inc.
  • IT Project Management Services: One project manager, at $145 per hour for 919.32 hours, for a total of $133,301, in a contract awarded May 25 to Estrada Consulting under a California Multiple Awards Schedule contract.
Dennis Noone is Managing Editor of Techwire. He is a career journalist, having worked as a reporter and editor at small-town newspapers and major metropolitan dailies in California, Nevada, Texas and Virginia, including as an editor with USA Today in Washington, D.C. He lives in the Northern California foothills.