Hewlett Packard (HP) received a $50 million, five-year extension to continue supporting the Medicaid Management Information System (MMIS) in Massachusetts, the company recently announced.
The renewal will allow HP to assist in the transformation of health care in the commonwealth, the company said, and commonwealth officials cited HP’s past success as the reason for keeping the company as a technology supporter.
“Since 2005, the HP team has supported the Commonwealth’s Medicaid program with proven, reliable and efficient technology services to meet the complexity and growth of modern health care,” said Manu Tandon, secretariat and CIO at the Executive Office of Health and Human Services. “We appreciate having HP as a partner because of its industry knowledge and deep understanding of the needs of health-care providers.”
Massachusetts also participates in a 13-state collaborative, called Medical Assistance Provider Incentive Repository (MAPIR), that allows participating states to administer federal incentive payments to facilitate electronic health record adoption. The system has overseen the distribution of more than $1.9 billion in incentives to providers – $219 million in Massachusetts – since the program’s inception, according to HP.
The Massachusetts Medicaid program serves more than 2.2 million residents and 58,000 Medicaid providers, and has processed about 51 million health-care claims worth $7.8 billion in fiscal 2014, according to HP.