Alabama Medicaid Contract Goes to HP

HP has signed a $135 million contract to provide technology services to the Alabama Medicaid Agency, which is seeking to cut costs and comply with new federal regulations.

The contract allows the state to keep costs low while meeting new HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) regulations, improving health care delivery, and increasing access to medical records.

HP’s main goal will be to implement system enhancements that help the agency comply with new federal HIPAA 5010 requirements. The company will also produce several Web-based features to modernize the state’s health care services. These enhancements include:

  • Electronic provider enrollment, which will reduce costs and eliminate the handling of more than 50,000 pieces of paper.
  • A secure Website on which patients will remotely access health records, update information and check eligibility.
  • Electronic prescriptions sent directly from physicians to pharmacies.

For more, read the eWeek article, HP, Alabama Sign $135 Million Medicaid Contract.

CIO Insight Staff
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