CGI Delivering Medicaid EHR Incentive Payment Program for Texas Health and Human Services Commission
Medicaid Incentive360™ solution provides turnkey technology and talent to quickly meet federal requirements and deadlines
CGI Group Inc. (NYSE: GIB; TSX: GIB.A), a leading provider of information technology and business process services, today announced it is delivering a turnkey Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Payment Program solution for the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) in time to meet tight federal deadlines to launch program enrollment. The contract is valued at US$8 million for the initial two years, with 3 option years.
CGI is delivering its Medicaid Incentive360™ solution through a subcontract with HHSC’s Medicaid claims administrator, the Texas Medicaid and Healthcare Partnership (TMHP). CGI’s solution enables quick EHR incentive payment program compliance by providing all of the people, processes and technology needed for Medicaid agencies to administer and oversee their programs.
CGI’s Medicaid Incentive360 solution for Texas includes a comprehensive provider portal; program call center support, provider verification and payment distribution activities; and development of the provider appeals process. In addition, this solution gives Texas the foundation to spearhead a multi-state collaborative where all member states could benefit from a shared platform. CGI’s business services are based at its U.S. Center of Excellence in Troy, AL, and the technology solution is hosted at its Phoenix Data Center in Arizona.
“CGI’s solution allows Texas to be one of the first states in the country to enable eligible providers and hospitals to receive Medicaid EHR incentive payments in 2011,” said Holli Ploog, Vice-President, CGI. “Our Medicaid Incentive360 offering meets the program’s complex requirements and staffing needs, while providing accountability and control through service level agreements and reporting. We’re thrilled to partner with the State of Texas on this project.”
Founded in 1976, CGI Group Inc. is one of the largest independent information technology and business process services firms in the world. CGI and its affiliated companies employ approximately 31,000 professionals. CGI provides end-to-end IT and business process services to clients worldwide from offices and centers of excellence in the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia Pacific. As at September 30, 2010, CGI's revenue was C$3.7 billion and its order backlog was C$13.3 billion. CGI shares are listed on the NYSE (GIB) and the TSX (GIB.A) and are included in both, the Dow Jones Sustainability Index and the FTSE4Good Index. Website: www.cgi.com.
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