Press Release: 08. May 2012

Georgia Medicaid System, Designed by HP, Earns Federal Certification

Accreditation ensures maximum federal funding, marks 12th HP interChange System to earn federal approval

PALO ALTO, Calif. --HPEnterprise Services today announced that the MedicaidManagementInformation System (MMIS) designed and built by HP forthe GeorgiaDepartment of Community Healt(DCH) has received fullfederalcertification.

The accreditation bytheCenters for Medicare & Medicaid Services ensures thatGeorgiawill receive maximum federal funding for thesystem’simplementation and ongoing operation.Funding is retroactiveto thesystem’s first day of operation.

 The Georgiacertificationmarks the 12th HPinterChangesystem to earn federal approval. Since going live alittle more thanone year ago, the new system has processed morethan 80 millionclaims worth about $6.5 billion from Georgia’shealthcareproviders

The new system offers:

  • An enhanced provider web portal (Provider Online ServiceCenter)featuring online enrollment, real-time claims processingand statusupdates, member eligibility inquiries, priorauthorizationapprovals, and enhanced security.

  • A service-oriented architecture that integrates andsecuresinformation exchange, including member updates from theagency’smultiple determination systems as well as interactiveservices forproviders and other systems that improveefficiency.
  • Online self-service features that significantly reducepapertransactions.

  • Features that consolidate health data and operationalprocesses,such as member enrollment and card issuance, eliminatingthe need toaccess multiple systems.

“The on-time deliveryandsmooth transition to our new interChange Medicaid system wasgoodnews for both Georgia healthcare providers and Georgiataxpayers,”said David A. Cook, commissioner, Georgia Department ofCommunityHealth. “The quick federal certification reflects thesolidpartnership and focus between DCH and HP employees.”

HP is the nation’slargestprovider of Medicaid and Medicare process managementservices,administering $95 billion in benefits a year. It serves asthefiscal agent or principal IT provider for Medicaid in 21states.HP’s global healthcare experience spans payer, provider,governmentand life science communities.

As the number offamiliesfiling for Medicaid assistance continues to increase,states needpowerful information systems to ease administrative andproviderworkloads,” said Susan Arthur, vice president, U.S.Healthcare, HPEnterprise Services. “By combining more than fourdecades ofMedicaid experience and healthcare knowledge with thevision andpassion of the Department of Community Health, you get aflexible,user-friendly MMIS that will grow with and meet Georgia’sneeds fordecades.”

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