Accenture has released a new software for U.S. state Medicaid programs. The software, Accenture Public Health Platform (APHP) is the first software designed to help U.S. state health and human service agencies comply with evolving Federal Medicaid standards.
It is the first software of its kind designed specifically to help support compliance with the Medicaid Information Technology Architecture (MITA) standards set by the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and required for states to secure federal funding. Features included in the release are designed to help state health and human service agencies handle administering benefits, program management, speeding technology deployment and reducing total cost of ownership.
APHP follows industry standards and a commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) approach that is highly adaptable and scalable for evolving Medicaid program needs. A Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) framework provides a modular structure to enable integration across agencies. It also makes it easier for agencies to update Medicaid systems to meet new program requirements from policy or legislation, such as from the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“ACA”).
“We are addressing strong needs in the market for a straightforward solution to the complex process of maintaining and upgrading Medicaid systems,” said David McCurley, Accenture’s managing director for health and public sector software.