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HP Wins National Governors Association's Public-Private Partnership AwardCompany Recognized for Helping 13 States Administer $400 Million in Healthcare Incentives (February 27, 2012)
PALO ALTO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 02/27/12 -- HP (NYSE: HPQ) today announced that the National Governors Association (NGA) presented HP Enterprise Services with the 6th Annual Public-Private Partnership Award at its annual meeting in Washington, D.C., on Saturday.
The award recognizes HP's collaboration with 13 states to develop the Medical Assistance Provider Incentive Repository (MAPIR) application. The application enables members of the MAPIR collaborative to coordinate and administer federally mandated incentive payments to help eligible Medicaid providers adopt electronic health record (EHR) technology.
Since the system went live last year, states using MAPIR have issued more than $400 million in incentives to hospitals, physicians, dentists, nurse practitioners and other eligible providers. Today, the MAPIR collaborative includes Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Massachusetts, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont and Wisconsin.
"The MAPIR project is an example of how technology and innovation can help states achieve real cost containment and efficiency," said Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett. "As a result of HP's partnership with Pennsylvania's Department of Public Welfare, 13 states are recognizing savings, gaining shared knowledge and best practices, and working to effectively promote the use of certified EHR technology."
"States are facing increased pressure to deliver crucial services to citizens in fiscally responsible ways," said Susan Arthur, vice president, U.S. Health and Life Sciences Industry, HP Enterprise Services. "HP is deeply honored to receive this award and will continue to help our clients meet these demands with innovative solutions like MAPIR."
MAPIR originated in 2010, when the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare's Office of Medical Assistance Programs asked HP to develop a software application that would enable multiple states to administer the federal EHR Incentive Payment Program.
States provide input to the ongoing development of MAPIR to address federal and state-specific technical requirements. Built on a service-oriented architecture, MAPIR integrates into existing Medicaid systems, maximizing savings and improving efficiencies. Development expenses are shared equally by collaborating states, significantly reducing individual costs.
MAPIR enables participating states to confirm the eligibility of provider applicants, issue incentive payments and track provider progress in implementing and adopting certified health information technology and qualified electronic health records.
HP is the nation's largest provider of Medicaid process management services, supporting 21 states. HP performs 2.4 billion healthcare transactions annually, including 1 billion in healthcare claims. HP's global healthcare experience spans the health plan, provider, government and life science communities.
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