HP to Support Ohio Medicaid System Upgrade; Susan Arthur Comments

HPLogo1 EbizHewlett-Packard‘s Enterprise Services division has received a potential eight-year, $180 million contract to upgrade Ohio’s Medicaid Information Technology System in order to comply with government policy changes and other state requirements.

Ohio’s Department of Medicaid requires HP to resume managing MITS as the company plans to address scalability and stability concerns under a four-year base period and a total of four option years, HP said Tuesday.

Susan Arthur, vice president for U.S. health and life sciences industry at HP Enterprise Services, said the HP system was certified by the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services, which allows the company to develop the platform further.

The company will work to install Integrity Superdome 2 Servers to replace over 450 existing servers and implement monitoring and security tools such as TippingPoint, ArcSight and Encryption SAN Switch.

HP will also work to develop management services and applications for increasing number of claims and recipients and to deliver International Classification of Diseases – 10th Revision, a federally-mandated coding feature.

HP will also make sure the system can accommodate up to 600,000 additional Medicaid recipients in the coming years.

MITS processed approximately 127 million claims and encounters worth over $11 billion in 2012.

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