According to PRWeek, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has signed a $3.1 million contract with PR firm Weber Shandwick to develop an outreach and communications plan in states with federally run health insurance exchanges. The contract is slated to end on April 15, 2013, though the option of an additional 12-month extension exists. Many states have expressed concerns about a lack of information regarding the establishment of exchanges.