Hawaii recently signed a three-year contract for Xerox to implement the State Level Registry, or SLR, and serve as its Medicaid fiscal agent.
Xerox says it has processed and disbursed more than $1.7 billion in federal incentives to healthcare providers who use electronic health records. Providers apply for the incentives using the web-based SLR, which helps states track and confirm qualified applicants and reduces fraud by ensuring providers meet the threshold for incentive payments.
"State Medicaid agencies have to manage the rapidly changing demands of health information technology with increasingly limited resources. This is a significant challenge," said Brett Jakovac, senior vice president and managing director, Government Healthcare Solutions for Xerox. "We ease administrative burdens and help states make the most of their EHR investments."
Hawaii's contract with Xerox, which includes three one-year extension options, is valued at $54 million. Xerox also operates its SLR in eight other states, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia. Hawaii expects to sign on about 540 providers in the program's first year.
According to its latest report, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has paid nearly $15.9 billion in electronic health record incentives since the program began.