HP in $117 million IT deal to deploy Medicaid management system

HP Enterprise Services announced a $116.9 million contract to implement a Medicaid management system at the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing.

As part of the IT deal, HP will serve as the state’s Medicaid fiscal agent to strengthen operations and support Colorado’s healthcare reform initiatives once the new system is implemented.

The five-year IT agreement includes configuration and deployment of a new Colorado interChange Medicaid Management Information System (MMIS) as well as ongoing system enhancements and maintenance.

HP also will serve as the state’s system integrator to facilitate interface development between the Colorado MMIS and the state’s pharmacy benefits management, business intelligence and data management systems, the company said.

The Colorado MMIS will be based on HP interChange Healthcare platform that gives states and their providers access to technology aimed at cutting costs, increasing access to information, reducing implementation risk and improving provider satisfaction.

Colorado will be the 15th state to deploy the interChange platform.

HP interChange MMIS will enable Colorado state to adjust to state and federal policy changes while processing daily medical and dental claims for the state’s Medicaid clients.

In addition, healthcare providers will be able to receive real-time claims adjudication and resolution via a secure provider website, and Medicaid clients will be able to access their information to make healthcare decisions via a secure client website. The state will use HP provider services including call center and technical helpdesk services.

HP also will implement its Medical Assistance Provider Incentive Repository (MAPIR) tool to help track incentive payments for meaningful use of electronic health record technologies.

Susan Arthur, vice president, U.S. Health and Life Sciences Industry, HP Enterprise Services, said: “The HP interChange Healthcare Platform is designed to enable a smooth transition to a CMS-certified system that will allow Colorado to maintain fiscal responsibility while continuing to provide for those in need.”

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