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HP Wins $135 Million Alabama Medicaid Contract

Technology upgrades will add e-prescribing, patient and provider web portals, and compliance with HIPAA regulations.

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Enhancements include:

HIPAA Upgrades: HP will upgrade the system's standard electronic transaction codes from HIPAA 4010 to 5010 and assess the system for changes required to support the new ICD-10 diagnosis code set. This assessment can help the agency prepare for the federally required upgrade, resulting in better information and patient care.

E-Prescribing: HP will incorporate e-prescribing into the Alabama MMIS to streamline and secure the prescription process while lowering overhead costs. As a result, providers can access their patients' full medical histories and send electronic prescriptions directly to pharmacies.

Recipient Web Portal: HP will develop a website where beneficiaries can have secure online access to their personal health information, check program eligibility, and update information. Recipients can be more informed and play a more active role in managing their own and their families' health.

Web-Based Provider Enrollment: HP will implement an automated process for providers to enroll in Medicaid. The automated process will be faster than today's paper-based process and is expected to reduce costs by eliminating the need to hand process more than 50,000 pieces of paper and 1,500 mailings per month.

Correct-Coding Initiative: HP will integrate CMS correct-coding software into the MMIS to better contain costs and improve fraud and abuse detection.

Under the new contract, HP will transfer the agency's storage to an HP StorageWorks 4400 Enterprise Virtual Array (EVA4400) storage area network Tier-1 environment. The core interchange application server will be migrated to HP-UX with support from the HP migration competency center.

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