The Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing has signed a $116.9 million contract for HP to implement a new Medicaid management system. HP will serve as the state’s Medicaid fiscal agent to strengthen operations and support Colorado’s healthcare reform initiatives once the new system is implemented.
The five-year agreement, which includes five option years not included in the announced contract value, comprises configuration and implementation of a new Colorado interChange Medicaid Management Information System (MMIS) as well as ongoing system enhancements and maintenance. HP also will serve as the state’s system integrator to facilitate interface development between the Colorado MMIS and the state’s pharmacy benefits management, business intelligence and data management systems.
The Colorado MMIS will be based on HP’s interChange Healthcare platform. Colorado will be the 15th state to implement the interChange platform, which has been implemented and federally certified in 13 states over the past decade.
“Colorado interChange will support our Accountable Care Collaborative program, a growing number of clients and social service organizations, and the shift to outcome-focused care while also helping us prepare for federal reform,” said Chris Underwood, deputy director, Finance Office, Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing.
Healthcare providers will be able to receive real-time claims adjudication and resolution via a secure provider website, and Medicaid clients will be able to access their information to make healthcare decisions via a secure client website. The state will use HP provider services including call center and technical helpdesk services.