Peach state contracts EDS interChange System to manage nation's
eighth-largest Medicaid program New IT solution will administer payments to health care providers, enable electronic health records, help state identify health trends and verify
ATLANTA, April 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- EDS, the recognized leader in providing health care support to state governments, has been awarded a seven-year, $391 million contract by the state of Georgia to design, develop and implement a new-generation Medicaid Management Information System (MMIS). The new system will provide fiscal agent and enrollment broker services and establish electronic health records (EHRs) for Medicaid recipients. The contract was awarded in the first quarter of 2008.
The EDS Georgia interChange system will provide the platform to support delivery of fiscal agent services to Georgia's 45,000 Medicaid providers, who annually care for more than 1.2 million beneficiaries. Georgia operates the nation's eighth-largest Medicaid program in the nation.
The contract returns EDS to Georgia as the state's fiscal agent after a five-year hiatus and brings to 22 the number of states for which EDS serves as fiscal agent or principal IT provider. EDS previously served as the state's fiscal agent from 1986-2003.
EDS will implement its federally certified interChange Medicaid system, which has served as an industry model and is in operation or being implemented in more than a dozen states.
In addition to providing claims processing for health care providers
and enabling EHRs for Medicaid recipients, the Web-based system will
provide Georgia with greater flexibility. It also will provide the state
with data analysis about health care trends and outcomes of Georgia's
Medicaid population to assess needs and impacts of current programs.
Additionally, the system will help the state identify potential fraud
|SOURCE Electronic Data Systems Corporation|
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