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HP Awarded $200 Million Contract to Maintain Medicare Part B Claims Processing System


PALO ALTO, Calif., HP Enterprise Services today announced it has been awarded a contract worth up to $200 million by the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to provide application services that improve Medicare Part B claims processing as well as the delivery of healthcare services to beneficiaries.

The Medicare Part B Shared System Maintainer contract is for one base year with seven one-year renewal options. Medicare’s Multi-Carrier System (MCS) is utilized by CMS’ Carriers and Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs) to process approximately 750 million Medicare Part B claims annually.

Under the contract, HP will provide applications support and maintenance services, including full development life cycle support for system maintenance and enhancements. HP services will deliver production and user support for the processing of an ever-increasing volume of Medicare Part B claims, as well as MAC transition support.

Additionally, HP will deliver related system maintenance and transition support to the Healthcare Integrated General Ledger Accounting System. This system exchanges data with the MCS for the processing of claim billing information, provider profile information, beneficiary profile information, check reconciliation, payment information and other claim-related data.

In support of CMS’s Medicare Modernization and Affordable Care Act initiatives, HP will:

* Implement large-scale legislative mandates such as Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) 5010 transactions and International Classification of Diseases, 10th edition (ICD-10), code sets.
* Consolidate processing cycles or establish new MACs system environments within the CMS enterprise data centers.
* Develop new MCS system interfaces in support of the CMS National Level Repository, which is associated with determining provider incentives for implementing electronic heath records.

To best meet the needs of CMS, HP is teaming with four small businesses to provide valuable insight and innovative IT solutions.

HP has demonstrated a solid record of performance since being awarded the initial Part B Shared System Maintainer contract in 1997. HP has been using CMMI Level 5, the highest system and software process maturity rating, since June 2007.

“As the Medicare population grows, CMS continues to modernize to be able to manage and deliver transformative technology that will improve Medicare services for beneficiaries and healthcare providers alike,” said Dennis Stolkey, senior vice president, U.S. Public Sector, HP Enterprise Services. “HP is proud to support CMS in their Medicare modernization initiatives.”

HP has provided support services to Medicare and Medicaid clients since the inception of the programs, handling 35 percent of all Medicare and Medicaid claims in the United States and processing 2.4 billion healthcare transactions annually – including 1 billion in healthcare claims. HP provides an array of technology services for CMS and Medicare contractors including data center services, maintenance of the Medicare Part B system and non-base system support.

The Medicare Part B Shared System contract was awarded under the Enterprise System Development indefinite-delivery-indefinite-quantity contract vehicle awarded to HP Enterprise Services by CMS in 2007.

More information about U.S. Federal Contract Vehicles awarded to HP is available at Additional information about HP’s U.S. Federal Government Healthcare Solutions is available at

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