Technology upgrades will add e-prescribing, patient and provider web portals, and compliance with HIPAA regulations.By Nicole Lewis
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As Alabama's fiscal agent, HP will significantly enhance and continue to manage the state's Medicaid management information system (MMIS). HP implemented interChange, the state's new MMIS, in 2008. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services certified Alabama's interChange MMIS earlier this year.
Under the contract, Alabama's Medicaid officials hope HP's technology will enable the state to contain costs while meeting new Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) requirements, and to improve healthcare delivery, provider satisfaction, and recipient access to personal healthcare information.
Will there be assurances to report suspected or known Medicaid fraud in child welfare to Alabama's Medicaid Fraud Control Unit<>/a? Will there be public reports on the levels of Medicaid fraud in child welfare? Stay tuned for the annual report.