The Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing (CDHCPF), which administers the Colorado Medicaid program, has awarded
a contract to CGI for the deployment of an Internet Web application. The Internet Web application will be Colorado's HIPAA-compliant
solution that will replace, as well as improve functionality of, the existing (non-compliant) software used by Colorado Medicaid providers
to file claims. The Internet Web application will provide an easily accessible unified portal to the more than 20,000 Medicaid providers,
and other billing agents submitting HIPAA-compliant transactions and requests. In addition, CGI is contracted to provide added
functionality and capabilities to the existing system to enable Colorado providers to customize information used in claims submission.
The targeted date for activation and implementation of the Internet Web application is October 15, 2003.
What CGI will deliver
CGI's Web-based application will use the Microsoft BizTalk ® Accelerator for HIPAA, a pre-packaged, rules-based tool with adapter
interfaces. The Internet Web application will strategically align the CDHCPF with other statewide activities. The Web application also
will allow CDHCPF to technologically expand and develop as the needs of the Medicaid programs may dictate. CGI was chosen to
receive the contract award based on competitiveness of price while also meeting the scope of required work.
CGI domain expertise
CGI has a strong track record in the healthcare sector, implementing a wide range of business and technology solutions.
For healthcare clients throughout North America, CGI has provided IT outsourcing and application service provider (ASP) models,
applications development, HIPAA-related services, and business consulting services to improve performance and profitability.
Among CGI's healthcare payer clients are numerous state healthcare payers, more than one-third of Blue Cross Blue Shield plans
nationally, commercial insurance companies and managed care companies for which it provides a range of reimbursement, fraud and
abuse prevention, and claims audit and recovery services.
Founded in 1976, CGI is the fourth largest independent information technology services firm in North America, based on its headcount.
CGI and its affiliated companies employ 20,000 professionals. CGI's annualized revenue run-rate is US $2.1 billion and at July 29,
2003, CGI's order backlog was US $9.1 billion. CGI provides end-to-end IT and business process services to clients worldwide from offices
in the United States, Canada and Europe. CGI's shares are listed on the TSX (GIB.A) and the NYSE (GIB) and are included in the
S&P/TSX Composite Index as well as the S&P/TSX Capped Information Technology and MidCap Indices.
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