Bids Sought to Develop Medicaid Data Warehouse

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

period.

Featured

  • Budget
    cybersecurity (vs148/Shutterstock.com)

    House's DHS funding bill would create public-private cyber center

    The legislation would give $2.25 billion to DHS' cyber wing and set up an integrated cybersecurity center with other agencies, state and local governments and private industry.

  • Workforce
    Former vice-president Joe Biden formally launches his 2020 presidential campaign during a rally May 18, 2019, at Eakins Oval in Philadelphia. (Matt Smith Photographer/Shutterstock.com)

    Biden promises to undo Trump’s workforce policies

    Democratic candidate pledges to appropriate permanent funding to feds in case of another shutdown.

Stay Connected

FCW INSIDER

Sign up for our newsletter.

I agree to this site's Privacy Policy.