Hawaii taps Xerox SLR for Medicaid incentives, Xerox has disbursed $1.7bn to date


Hawaii is choosing Xerox State Level Registry (SLR) to handle its electronic health records disbursements. The implementation contract will run for three years. The Xerox SLR tool helps states track and confirm qualified applicants and reduce fraud by ensuring providers meet requirements for incentive payments.

With the addition of Hawaii, Xerox’s SLR now serves nine states, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia. The SLR operates as a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) cloud-computing model, so costs are allocated across all clients. Xerox also connects with the National Level Registry to eliminate duplicate payments, and monitors for CMS program changes to ensure states are always in compliance with required regulations like Meaningful Use.

Since the program began in 2011, CMS has paid nearly $15.9 billion in Medicaid EHR incentives. Of this total, the Xerox State Level Registry (SLR) has processed and disbursed more than $1.7 billion in incentives to healthcare providers.

The Hawaii contract is valued at $54 million and includes three one-year extension options. The state expects to sign on about 540 providers in the program’s first year.