HP Awarded $200 Million Medicare Contract

Provision of applications support and maintenance for processing Medicare Part B claims will expand Hewlett-Packard's longstanding relationship with the federal health insurance program.

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In support of CMS's Medicare Modernization and Affordable Care Act initiatives, HP will:

-- Implement large-scale legislative mandates such as Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) 5010 transactions and International Classification of Diseases, 10th edition (ICD-10), code sets.

-- Consolidate processing cycles or establish new MACs system environments within the CMS enterprise data centers.

-- Develop new MCS system interfaces in support of the CMS National Level Repository, which is associated with determining provider incentives for implementing electronic heath records.

To best meet the needs of CMS, HP is teaming with four small businesses to provide valuable insight and innovative IT solutions.

HP was awarded the initial Part B Shared System Maintainer contract in 1997 and has been using CMMI Level 5, the highest system and software process maturity rating, since June 2007.

In addition, HP has provided support services to Medicare and Medicaid clients since the inception of the programs, handling 35% of all Medicare and Medicaid claims in the United States, and processing 2.4 billion healthcare transactions annually -- including 1 billion in healthcare claims. HP provides an array of technology services for CMS and Medicare contractors including data center services, maintenance of the Medicare Part B system, and non-base system support.

The Medicare Part B Shared System contract was made under the Enterprise System Development indefinite-delivery-indefinite-quantity contract vehicle awarded to HP Enterprise Services by CMS in 2007.