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TMCNet:  Ohio Extends Medicaid Contract with HP to Help Prepare for Healthcare Evolution

[December 04, 2013]

Ohio Extends Medicaid Contract with HP to Help Prepare for Healthcare Evolution

(ENP Newswire Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) ENP Newswire - 04 December 2013 Release date- 03122013 - PALO ALTO, Calif. - HP Enterprise Services today announced that the Ohio Department of Medicaid has signed a $180 million agreement for HP to continue to manage and enhance the Ohio Medicaid Information Technology System (MITS) and transform the hardware platform on which it runs.

Under the terms of the four-year agreement, which includes a pair of two-year options, HP will help ensure that MITS is a flexible, scalable and stable system. It will support federal policy changes, including the Affordable Care Act and state requirements, and has the potential for up to 600,000 additional Medicaid recipients forecast for the coming years.

HP will package the MITS hardware, monitoring and software as a service to provide agility and scale in facing future challenges.

HP also will provide applications development and management services to help improve the state's ability to handle growth in recipients and claims with accuracy, timeliness and uninterrupted service by adding integrated eligibility. HP also will deploy federally mandated International Classification of Diseases - 10th Revision (ICD-10) medical coding features as required by law.

The technology refresh includes replacing more than 450 servers with HP Integrity Superdome 2 Servers. It also includes the implementation of monitoring tools such as HP ArcSight and increased security with HP software, HP TippingPoint network security, and the HP Encryption SAN Switch.

Last year, MITS processed about 127 million provider claims and encounters worth more than $11 billion.

'States nationwide must prepare for federal- and state-driven program changes with systems they can count on to support their needs well into the future,' said Susan Arthur, vice president, U.S. Health and Life Sciences Industry, HP Enterprise Services. 'Now that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has certified the system, the HP team will continue to create a more robust platform as the state provides a quality Medicaid program.' 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 19 states. HP's U.S. healthcare experience spans payer, government and life science communities.

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