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 WASHINGTON, Sept. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- The consulting arm of KPMG Peat Marwick will assist in overseeing the maintenance of a critically important computer software program that reviews virtually every Medicare claim in the country prior to payment. Peat Marwick has been chosen as a sub-contractor by the primary contractor, Indianapolis-based AdminaStar Information Technologies.
 Peat Marwick and AdminaStar will assure that the software contractor responsible for maintaining the system adheres to the specifications set forth by the Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA), the federal agency that operates the country's Medicare program. Additionally, AdminaStar and Peat Marwick will recommend improvements in the software.
 The five-year contract, which takes effect Oct. 1, 1993, is one of the first of its kind awarded by HCFA.
 To assist with specific software requirements, AdminaStar will also sub-contract with Chicago-based COMLOGIC, Inc. and Jacksonville, Florida- based DEYO Systems, Inc.
 AdminaStar Information Technologies, a division of AdminaStar, Inc., specializes in providing information technologies, consulting and support services to government health care programs.
 AdminaStar, Inc. is a network of companies that provides integrated health care systems solutions to the government, insurance industry and health care providers through consulting, re-engineering and outsourcing services. AdminaStar's companies are consistently rated among the top administrators of Medicare and the federal government's CHAMPUS program, which provides health care insurance coverage to dependents of military personnel.
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 /CONTACT: Gary Richardson of AdminaStar, 317-576-6703/

CO: AdminaStar Information Technologies; KPMG Peat Marwick ST: Indiana; District of Columbia IN: CPR HEA SU: CON

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