Hewlett-Packard Co. has recently won two significant government health care transactions processing contracts through business lines that comprise services from the former Electronic Data Systems, which Palo Alto, Calif.-based HP acquired in 2008.

HP's U.S. public sector division won a contract valued up to $200 million to provide applications support and maintenance for Medicare's Multi-Carrier System, which processes 750 million Part B claims a year.

HP's state and local health and human services division has signed a $135 million, eight-year contract to continue as fiscal agent for Alabama's Medicaid program. HP through EDS has a 30-year relationship with the state program and processed nearly 32 million claims last year for more than 900,000 beneficiaries.

Information technology improvements under the new Alabama contract will include support for electronic prescribing, a recipient portal to access personal health information and check program eligibility, and Web-based provider enrollment. Medicaid's I.T. storage also will migrate to an HP storage area network.

--Joseph Goedert


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