Massachusetts Awards HP $50 Million Medicaid Contract Extension

PALO ALTO, CA--(Marketwired - Oct 14, 2014) - HP Enterprise Services today announced the Massachusetts Executive Office of Health and Human Services (EOHHS) has signed a $50 million contract for HP (NYSE: HPQ) to continue to support the Commonwealth's Medicaid system.

As part of the five-year agreement, which extends the contract through June 2019, HP will continue to maintain the Commonwealth's Medicaid Management Information System (MMIS) and provide system upgrades to help Massachusetts prepare for healthcare transformation.

The contract extends a relationship with Massachusetts that began in 2005 with the design, development and implementation of the Commonwealth's HP interChange MMIS, which replaced the Commonwealth's legacy Medicaid system. The HP system included a web-based application and implemented shared services such as enterprise identity management and electronic payments to support the consolidation of health records and implementation of new program controls.

"Since 2005, the HP team has supported the Commonwealth's Medicaid program with proven, reliable and efficient technology services to meet the complexity and growth of modern healthcare," said Manu Tandon, Secretariat, Chief Information Officer, Executive Office of Health and Human Services. "We appreciate having HP as a partner because of its industry knowledge and deep understanding of the needs of health care providers."

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 MAPIR collaborative earned the National Governors Association's prestigious Public-Private Partnership Award.

"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."

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.

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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