DisputeSoft was engaged as a software expert in December 2014 by the State of Maryland to assist in a pre-litigation investigation involving the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange (MHBE) contract award process and a vendor’s subsequent implementation of a health insurance exchange website.
On December 19, 2011, International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) acquired Cúram Software Ltd (Cúram). That same day, Cúram submitted a proposal to develop a Health Insurance Exchange (HIX) website and IT platform for the State of Maryland. On February 22, 2012, the State of Maryland awarded the contract to Noridian Healthcare Solutions, LLC and named Cúram-IBM as a subcontractor. Cúram represented to the State that its commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) health exchange software, Cúram for Health Care Reform, contained out-of-the-box (OOTB) functionality to comply with the newly implemented Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA).