Hewlett Packard makes computers and printers, we all know that.
But Hewlett Packard is also a Medicaid service provider for the State of Nevada? Yep.
From Hewlett Packard: HP Enterprise Services today announced a five-year, $176 million
services agreement with the Nevada Division of Health Care Financing
and Policy to strengthen Medicaid operations and help position the
state for healthcare reform.
The new agreement calls for HP to become Nevada’s Medicaid fiscal
agent and to upgrade and manage the state’s Medicaid Management
Information System. HP also will help the agency enhance service
delivery to Medicaid clients and improve staff productivity.
The agency is responsible for Medicaid benefits for almost 300,000
Nevada residents and processes about 12 million Medicaid claims per
“We look to HP for a smooth transition to more effectively
administer benefits to our residents and provide excellent policy
guidance to help us prepare for and manage challenges such as
healthcare reform,” said Charles Duarte, Medicaid Administrator,
Nevada. “We selected HP based on its deep knowledge and experience to
help us enhance our Medicaid program operations to benefit Nevada’s
Medicaid clients, healthcare providers and other stakeholders.”
The reason why I found out is that I have a friend who is on Medicaid and they are having problems claims.
Apparently, HP is also handling claims in 20 other states.
Who would have thought that?