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Medicaid Provider Screening Portal - Section 508 Web Accessibility Compliance

  • 1st Place $200
  • 2nd Place $100
  • Reliability Bonus N/A

Challenge Overview

Detailed Requirements

The United States Center for Medicaid Services ("CMS") is running a Challenge (a series of TopCoder contests) through the NASA Center of Excellence for Collaborative Innovation (CoECI) and TopCoder to develop a web-based portal to support provider enrollment and screening. Medicaid is a healthcare program that is funded by the US federal government and by individual states. It is operated by individual states. The portal developed in this Challenge will allow medical service providers to register themselves in their individual state for compensation from the Medicaid program. While this alone will provide a very welcome new procedure for providers, who must often fill out many paper forms today, the true goal of the portal will be to automatically screen potential providers for fraud risk before they are approved for Medicaid payments. The portal will assign a potential level of risk to each registrant, and will do this by applying a suite of dynamic business rules. Once a level of risk has been assigned, the registrant's application will be sent to the appropriate sub-system for additional screening and processing.

To a give a sense of the scope of the _overall project_, the Community will need to accomplish the following in this series of contests:

* Integrate existing business rules for provider screening, and generate new ones. This will require feedback from client subject matter experts (in a later contest, not this one).
* Design and develop the web based portal
* Design and develop the data validation and provider screening verification tiers
* Ensure the design is compliant with the MITA 3.0 Architecture (will require an ESB based architecture)
* Ensure the application complies with Section 508 requirements

This bug hunt will attempt to identify as many *Section 508 compatibility issues* as possible from the provided HTML prototype.




  • HTML

Final Submission Guidelines


TopCoder will compensate members with first and second place submissions. Initial payment for the winning member will be distributed in two installments. The first payment will be made at the closure of the approval phase. The second payment will be made at the completion of the support period.


Standard 30 days support.


You must be a TopCoder member, at least 18 years of age, meeting all of the membership requirements. In addition, you must fit into one of the following categories.

If you reside in the United States, you must be either:
  • A US Citizen
  • A Lawful Permanent Resident of the US
  • A temporary resident, asylee, refugee of the U.S., or have a lawfully issued work authorization card permitting unrestricted employment in the U.S.
If you do not reside in the United States:
  • You must be authorized to perform services as an independent contractor.
    (Note: In most cases you will not need to do anything to become authorized)
  • Registrants:9
  • Submissions:5
  • Submission %:55.56%
  • Passed Screening:5
  • Passed %:100.00%
  • Average Initial Score:70.00
  • Average Final Score:70.00
Handle Date

kaygee 12.04.2012 12.08.2012 unknown*    
slavik990 12.04.2012 12.04.2012 unknown*    
sare 12.05.2012 12.05.2012 unknown*    
sdgun 12.04.2012 12.07.2012 unknown*    
vivekagarwal 12.06.2012 12.06.2012 unknown*    

Challenge Timelines

  • Posted On: 12/04/2012 11:00 AM EST
  • Register By: 12/06/2012 11:00 AM EST
  • Submit By: 12/08/2012 11:05 AM EST

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