HP wins $50M deal to support Massachusetts Medicaid system

HP Enterprise Services has been awarded a $50 million contract by Massachusetts Executive Office of Health and Human Services (EOHHS) to continue to support the Commonwealth’s Medicaid system.

A leading provider of Medicaid and Medicare process management services, HP administers $140 billion in benefits a year. It serves as the fiscal agent or principal IT provider for Medicaid in 19 states. HP’s U.S. healthcare experience spans payer, government and life science communities.

As part of the five-year agreement, HP will continue to maintain the Commonwealth’s Medicaid Management Information System (MMIS) and provide system upgrades to help Massachusetts prepare for healthcare transformation.

HP offered shared services such as enterprise identity management and electronic payments to support the consolidation of health records and implementation of new program controls.

Massachusetts is part of a ground-breaking 13-state collaborative that, with HP, developed the award-winning Medical Assistance Provider Incentive Repository application known as MAPIR.

Built on a service-oriented architecture, the application enables MAPIR states to administer federal incentive payments to help eligible Medicaid providers adopt electronic health record technology.

Since the system went live, MAPIR has overseen more than $1.9 billion in incentives to hospitals, physicians, dentists, nurse practitioners and other eligible providers within the MAPIR states, including more than $219 million in Massachusetts.

“The ability to maintain a robust, flexible and user-friendly Medicaid system is vital to improving outcomes and the quality of healthcare services across multiple government programs,” said Susan Arthur, vice president, U.S. Health and Life Sciences Industry, HP Enterprise Services.

“We look forward to building on our past success by implementing system upgrades that will enable the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to continue its healthcare transformation well into the future,” Arthur added.

The Massachusetts MMIS helps manage Medicaid benefits for more than 2.2 million residents. During fiscal 2014, which ended in June, the system processed approximately 51 million healthcare claims worth $7.8 billion for the Commonwealth’s 58,000 Medicaid providers.

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