Infotech Lead America: HP Enterprise Services announced the Bureau of TennCare, Tennessee’s Medicaid program, has signed an $88 million agreement for HP to continue as the state’s facilities manager for another two years.
Under the terms of the new agreement, which includes two one-year options, HP will help the state move its technology infrastructure to a more flexible and sustainable services- oriented architecture that will improve responsiveness to business changes.
HP is the nation’s largest provider of Medicaid and Medicare process management services, administering $140 billion in benefits a year. It serves as the fiscal agent or principal IT provider for Medicaid in 20 states.
The agreement also includes a continuation of HP Applications Services to maintain the TennCare Management Information System, which enhances workflow while providing timely access to accurate and meaningful information.
HP will continue to deploy federally mandated International Classification of Diseases – 10th Revision (ICD-10) medical coding features. These systems and services are designed to enable informed decisions and better program management, and to help achieve the state’s goals in accordance with federal funding requirements.
As TennCare’s facilities manager for the past 18 years, HP also will provide system stability by continuing to provide Business Process Outsourcing, including mailroom, data capture and resolution services.
“Preparing for federal- and state-driven program changes requires process and system modifications while maintaining smooth, uninterrupted interaction with providers and beneficiaries,” said Susan Arthur, vice president, U.S. Health and Life Sciences Industry, HP Enterprise Services.
“The HP team is committed to providing a stable, secure and cost- effective environment that will support the state’s transformation while helping maintain a quality Medicaid program,” Arthur added.