Ohio Awards EDS $100-Million Medicaid Contract



    
    State Turns to EDS to Help Manage Nation's 6th-Largest Medicaid Program

    New interChange System Will Speed Payments to Health Care Providers
    

    COLUMBUS, Ohio, Aug. 6 /CNW/ -- EDS has signed a $100.8-million, 73-month
contract with the state of Ohio to design, develop and implement a
new-generation Medicaid Information Technology System (MITS).
    The EDS Ohio interChange system will provide state-of-the-art IT services
to Ohio's 43,000 Medicaid providers and 1.7 million recipients, the
sixth-largest Medicaid program in the United States. The agreement includes a
36-month implementation phase.
    The Ohio win brings to 21 the number of state Medicaid systems for which
EDS serves as fiscal agent or principal IT provider.
    EDS (http://www.eds.com) will implement its federally certified
interChange Medicaid system, which has served as an industry model and is in
operation or being implemented in a dozen states.
    The contract was signed in June and was reflected in EDS' second quarter
new business signings.
    The new Web-based system will provide Ohio with greater flexibility and
will provide faster and more reliable claims processing for health care
providers.  For example, it will allow Ohio providers to submit claims
electronically rather than on paper, then receive prompt confirmation the
claim has been processed and approved. It also will provide the state with
vital data about health care trends and the medical needs of Ohio's Medicaid
population.
    "Ohio sought a proven solution to improve service to health care
providers and to analyze enormous amounts of data to identify health trends
across the state," said Sean Kenny, vice president of EDS Global Health Care.
"We are very pleased that Ohio chose EDS to help improve health outcomes for
its most vulnerable residents."
    "We are elated to have been selected as Ohio's Medicaid partner," said
Barbara Anderson, vice president of EDS State and Local Health and Human
Services. "We look forward to helping Ohio replace its legacy system with
flexible, state-of-the-art Medicaid management technologies that will grow
with the state's needs."
    EDS is the nation's largest provider of Medicaid and Medicare process
management services, administering more than $100 billion in benefits a year.
EDS processes about 1 billion Medicaid claims annually, more than any other
company, and provides fiscal agent services/Medicaid IT support for 21 states.
Through its global healthcare services and solutions, EDS touches more than
200 million patient lives each day.
    
    About EDS
    
    EDS (NYSE:   EDS) is a leading global technology services company
delivering business solutions to its clients.  EDS founded the information
technology outsourcing industry 45 years ago. Today, EDS delivers a broad
portfolio of information technology and business process outsourcing services
to clients in the manufacturing, financial services, healthcare,
communications, energy, transportation, and consumer and retail industries and
to governments around the world.  Learn more at eds.com.
    The statements in this news release that are not historical statements,
including statements regarding the amount of new contract values, are
forward-looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws.
These statements are subject to numerous risks and uncertainties, many of
which are beyond EDS' control, which could cause actual results to differ
materially from such statements. For information concerning these risks and
uncertainties, see EDS' most recent Form 10-K. EDS disclaims any intention or
obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a
result of new information, future events or otherwise.

    
    CONTACT:
    Julie Basa - EDS
    972 605 1862
    julie.basa@eds.com
    




For further information:

For further information: Julie Basa of EDS, +1-972-605-1862, 
julie.basa@eds.com Web Site: http://www.eds.com

Organization Profile

EDS

More on this organization


Custom Packages

Browse our custom packages or build your own to meet your unique communications needs.

Start today.

CNW Membership

Fill out a CNW membership form or contact us at 1 (877) 269-7890

Learn about CNW services

Request more information about CNW products and services or call us at 1 (877) 269-7890