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[December 04, 2013]

HP signs USD180m extended Medicaid contract with Ohio state

Dec 04, 2013 (M2 EQUITYBITES via COMTEX) -- HP Enterprise Services, a division of technology solutions provider HP (NYSE:HPQ), announced on Tuesday that the Ohio Department of Medicaid has signed a USD180m agreement with it to continue to manage and enhance the Ohio Medicaid Information Technology System (MITS) and transform the hardware platform on which it runs.

Under the terms of the four-year agreement, which includes a pair of two-year options, HP will help ensure that MITS is a flexible, scalable and stable system.

HP will support federal policy changes, including the Affordable Care Act and state requirements and has the potential for up to 600,000 additional Medicaid recipients forecast for the coming years.

Also, under the contract terms, HP will package the MITS hardware, monitoring and software as a service to provide agility and scale in facing future challenges.

In addition, HP also will provide applications development and management services to help improve the state's ability to handle growth in recipients and claims with accuracy, timeliness and uninterrupted service by adding integrated eligibility. HP also will deploy federally mandated International Classification of Diseases - 10th Revision (ICD-10) medical coding features as required by law.

According to HP, this technology refresh includes replacing over 450 servers with HP Integrity Superdome 2 Servers. It also includes the implementation of monitoring tools such as HP ArcSight and increased security with HP software, HP TippingPoint network security and the HP Encryption SAN Switch.

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