EMERYVILLE, Calif., Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MedeAnalytics today announced that the Mississippi Division of Medicaid (Mississippi DOM) launched a clinical data repository, provider portal and Medicaid Master Patient Index (MPI). Leveraging MedeAnalytics' robust analytics platform and Medicaid Management solution, Mississippi DOM now has a single-identifier for each of Mississippi's 750,000 active Medicaid beneficiaries. Medicaid providers can access a harmonized state-wide MPI that allows administrators to easily manage a patient's longitudinal record and improve patient safety and care.
After using the MedeAnalytics' proprietary algorithms, Mississippi DOM's staff achieved a 95 percent confidence rate in the integrity of their MPI. This process included analyzing and de-duplicating more than a decade of medical records from 2.3 million Medicaid beneficiaries. A clean MPI is especially critical for Medicaid beneficiaries who require advanced care management programs and may have a long, fragmented medical history.
"It is our mission to ensure that the Medicaid-eligible population has access to quality care in the most cost-efficient and comprehensive manner possible," said Rita Rutland, Deputy Administrator of the Office of Information Technology Management (iTech). "To increase efficiency while improving care, we need to offer Medicaid providers a full 360 degree, instantly accessible view to a high volume of data; that is why we selected a technology partner with deep healthcare analytics experience to aggregate our historical data and build a longitudinal record for all beneficiaries."
Upon successful implementation of the existing scope and looking to the future, Mississippi DOM expanded the scope of the project to include harmonization of the Medicaid clinical MPI with external stakeholders, such as the state Health Information Exchange (HIE), to support clinical data exchange.
"By establishing a clinical data repository and MPI, Mississippi DOM has become a model agency for its counterparts across the nation," said Andrew Hurd, MedeAnalytics Chairman and CEO. "We are proud to be working hand-in-hand with Mississippi DOM as they expand the project to the state HIE and continue minimizing costs while increasing the quality of care for beneficiaries."
Christopher Smith, Interoperability Strategist for Mississippi DOM, and Dan West, Director of Product Marketing at MedeAnalytics, will be presenting a session "Deploying a Clinical Master Patient Index (MPI): Lessons Learned from the Mississippi Division of Medicaid" and initial results at the Medicaid Enterprise Systems Conference (MESC) in Denver, Colorado on Tuesday, August 19 at 9:30 a.m. MT. For further details about the conference, please visit www.mesconference.org.
About Mississippi Division of Medicaid
Medicaid is a state and federal program created by the Social Security Amendments of 1965 (PL 89-97), authorized by Title XIX of the Social Security Act to provide health coverage for eligible, low income populations. In 1969, Medicaid was enacted by the Mississippi Legislature. All 50 states, five territories of the United States and District of Columbia participate in this voluntary matching program. The mission of the Mississippi Division of Medicaid is to responsibly provide access to quality health coverage for vulnerable Mississippians by conducting operations with accountability, consistency and respect.
MedeAnalytics provides evidence-based insights to solve a real problem that plagues healthcare – how to use the immense amount of patient data collected along the care continuum to deliver cost-effective care and promote a healthier population. Its analytics platform delivers intelligence that helps healthcare organizations detect their greatest areas of risk and identify opportunities to improve their financial health. It empowers providers and health plans to collaborate and use data to strengthen their operations and improve the quality of care. MedeAnalytics' cloud-based tools have been used to analyze more than 21 billion patient encounters in the United States and United Kingdom, providing better care to more than 30 million patients and better business for 900 healthcare organizations. For more information, visit www.medeanalytics.com.
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