Bids Sought to Develop Medicaid Data Warehouse
- By Judi Hasson
- Feb 06, 2000
The Utah Department of Health's Division of Health Care Financing is seeking
bids to develop a data warehouse to manage its Medicaid program.
Although the state has automated its data for processing claims, it
has been unable to centrally manage the program because it does not have
links to all the data.
"It's difficult for us to answer questions to manage the Medicaid program — [such as] who is eligible, how much money it costs to support individuals
and for budgeting purposes, how much it costs," said Paul Phillips, manager
of information technology at Utah's Health Department.
The state has 130,000 individuals eligible for Medicaid each month and
processes about 380,000 claims per month for the federal/state health care
program for the poor.
The deadline for submitting proposals is 3 p.m. March 31, and the state
is seeking bids to develop and implement a data warehouse during an 18-month