Xerox Helps Mississippi and New Mexico become First States to Achieve HIPAA
DALLAS -- February 12, 2013
Xerox (NYSE: XRX) has enabled Mississippi and New Mexico state Medicaid
agencies to complete federally mandated HIPAA operating rules system
enhancements – making them the first states in the nation to reach the Jan. 1,
2013 deadline. The improvements to the states’ Medicaid Management Information
Systems (MMIS) have simplified claims processing, making it easier for local
citizens to receive – and providers to deliver – healthcare services.
“We’ve upgraded how we support our Medicaid recipients and their respective
medical providers. We can now deliver better citizen service by decreasing
claim denials, while reducing manual tasks and overall healthcare
administration costs,” said Julie Weinberg, New Mexico’s Medicaid Director.
“Our partnership with Xerox enabled us to be among the first states to achieve
this important advance to our MMIS.”
With its enhanced, cloud-based Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) solution,
Xerox provides an improved processing gateway for the states’ Medicaid
programs. That means doctors, hospitals and others can use their own medical
management systems to conduct eligibility and claim transactions in a secure
online environment. This allows them to automate transactions and process
claims at faster speeds and with fewer errors.
“By meeting the compliance timeline, Mississippi and New Mexico have shown a
high level of commitment to easing Medicaid interactions and reigning in
healthcare costs,” said Erik Newlin, director of National Standards
Consulting, Xerox Government Health. “Federal regulations will continue to
evolve, and we are ready to support states in complying in a cost-effective
and timely manner.”
Xerox has more than 40 years of government health program experience and
operates Medicaid systems for 12 states, the District of Columbia and the U.S.
Department of Labor, and annually processes more than 570 million Medicaid
claims and $50 billion in payments.
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