Hewlett-Packard will continue helping the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration move the state to a new Medicaid managed care program under a $109 million contract extension that extends work to June 2018.
The technology company will also keep managing the Medicaid Management Information System that handles more than 3.4 million state residents, HP said Monday.
“With a growing demand for Medicaid services, flexibility to quickly respond to regulatory changes while maintaining seamless service is vital,” said Susan Arthur, vice president for U.S. health and life sciences industry at HP Enterprise Services.
Arthur adds the team has helped the state run its Medicaid program for the past five years by using technology.
Florida’s MMIS is built to manage benefits as well as to report, process and audit enrollments, encounters and claims.
In the previous contract term, HP deployed a data analysis and decision support platform with an aim to help Medicaid personnel pinpoint possible abuse and fraud.
The company also helped develop an inpatient hospital claims system, which uses a diagnosis-related method instead of a per diem approach.
HP has worked with 114,000 healthcare organizations in Florida to process more than 150 million claims with an estimated annual value of $24 billion.