Prime Pennie Contractor Acquired by Accenture Federal Services

Accenture Federal Services has completed its acquisition of Cognosante, a Falls Church, Virginia-based provider of digital transformation and cloud modernization solutions for federal health, defense, intelligence, and civilian agencies. Accenture Federal Services announced its intent to acquire Cognosante on April 15, 2024. Cognosante is the prime contractor under the current enrollment assistance contract for the Pennsylvania Health Insurance Exchange (Pennie). Founded in 2008 by Michele Kang, Cognosante has grown rapidly and is providing technology solutions to federal government clients, including healthcare programs supporting veterans, active-duty military, patients, beneficiaries, providers, and payors. Through CMS’s Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight (CCIIO), Cognosante assisted with an Enrollment Assistance Program to ensure continuity of coverage for individuals and families impacted by the Medicaid Unwinding.