Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Selects HP to Streamline Data Quality Assurance
PALO ALTO, Calif. -- HP Enterprise Services today announced it has been awarded a $43 million task order from the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to continue providing information management, maintenance and integration to assist the electronic health records (EHR) incentive programs.
HP has maintained the CMS Integrated Data Repository (IDR) database, the centerpiece of the agency’s Enterprise Data Warehouse (EDW) strategy, since 2010. The IDR is an integrated data environment that contains Medicare claims, as well as beneficiary, provider and plan data. It houses more than 16 billion records used for determining incentive payments to doctors and hospitals via EHR, fraud waste and abuse (FWA) research, and other healthcare-related analytics.
CMS requires accurate Medicare payment data to allocate payments for eligible healthcare professionals and hospitals under EHR incentive programs created by the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act. The five-year operations and maintenance contract enables HP to continue working as CMS’s National Level Repository (NLR) Data Quality contractor, providing quality data analysis while ensuring it is of “payment grade.”
“Data integrity is absolutely critical for ensuring the accuracy of payment-grade data,” said Marilyn Crouther, senior vice president and general manager, U.S. Public Sector, HP Enterprise Services. “HP’s 45-plus years of experience providing support services for Medicare and Medicaid clients, and proven project leadership during the initial contract period, enables CMS to optimize the IDR database to meet stringent requirements for payment-grade data.”
HP also will provide troubleshooting support for new and existing IDR users while providing a stable operational environment inclusive of database administration and extract, transform and loads (ETL). These improved data management capabilities will facilitate the agency’s fraud-fighting efforts by aggregating data sources used to identify FWA and significantly increase the quantity of data within the IDR.
HP has provided support services to Medicare and Medicaid clients for more than 45 years, handling 35 percent of all Medicare and Medicaid claims in the United States and processing 2.4 billion healthcare transactions annually, including 1 billion in healthcare claims. HP provides an array of technology services for CMS and Medicare contractors, including data center services, maintenance of the Medicare Part A and Part B systems, and non-base system support.
HP’s premier Europe, Middle East and Africa client event, HP Discover, takes place Dec. 4-6 in Frankfurt, Germany.
This news release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks, uncertainties and assumptions. If such risks or uncertainties materialize or such assumptions prove incorrect, the results of HP and its consolidated subsidiaries could differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements and assumptions. All statements other than statements of historical fact are statements that could be deemed forward-looking statements, including but not limited to statements of the plans, strategies and objectives of management for future operations; any statements concerning expected development, performance, market share or competitive performance relating to products and services; any statements regarding anticipated operational and financial results; any statements of expectation or belief; and any statements of assumptions underlying any of the foregoing. Risks, uncertainties and assumptions include macroeconomic and geopolitical trends and events; the competitive pressures faced by HP’s businesses; the development and transition of new products and services (and the enhancement of existing products and services) to meet customer needs and respond to emerging technological trends; the execution and performance of contracts by HP and its customers, suppliers and partners; the protection of HP's intellectual property assets, including intellectual property licensed from third parties; integration and other risks associated with business combination and investment transactions; the hiring and retention of key employees; assumptions related to pension and other post-retirement costs and retirement programs; the execution, timing and results of restructuring plans, including estimates and assumptions related to the cost and the anticipated benefits of implementing those plans; expectations and assumptions relating to the execution and timing of cost reduction programs and restructuring and integration plans; the resolution of pending investigations, claims and disputes; and other risks that are described in HP’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended July 31, 2012 and HP’s other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including HP’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended October 31, 2011. HP assumes no obligation and does not intend to update these forward-looking statements.
© 2012 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P. The information contained herein is subject to change without notice. The only warranties for HP products and services are set forth in the express warranty statements accompanying such products and services. Nothing herein should be construed as constituting an additional warranty. HP shall not be liable for technical or editorial errors or omissions contained herein.
About HP Inc.
HP Inc. creates technology that makes life better for everyone, everywhere. Through our portfolio of printers, PCs, mobile devices, solutions, and services, we engineer experiences that amaze. More information about HP Inc. is available at http://www.hp.com.
© 2015 HP Inc. The information contained herein is subject to change without notice. The only warranties for HP Inc. products and services are set forth in the express warranty statements accompanying such products and services. Nothing herein should be construed as constituting an additional warranty. HP Inc. shall not be liable for technical or editorial errors or omissions contained herein.