Contract supports Washington Healthcare Authority’s MMIS modularity goals and value-based payment adoption
Highly configurable PBM module quickly moves agency to next generation Software-as-a-Service technology to support 2.1M Washingtonians
FLORHAM PARK, N.J., Oct. 26, 2021 -- Conduent Incorporated (Nasdaq: CNDT), a business process services and solutions company, today announced a new eight-year contract with the state of Washington Health Care Authority (HCA) to implement a Pharmacy Benefit Management (PBM) module for Washington’s Medicaid Management Information System (MMIS). The company’s PBM module aligns with the HCA’s vision for MMIS transformation and helps the agency quickly shift to next generation Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) technology to support its innovative healthcare purchasing strategies and health policies that improve the lives of 2.1 million Washingtonians.
The agreement follows a series of new state laws enacted in 2020 by Washington’s legislature to curb rising prescription drug costs. In addition to measures that limit consumers’ out-of-pockets costs, legislators passed a first-of-its-kind law that will, in part, increase oversight of PBM business practices.
As part of the Conduent Medicaid Suite (CMdS) , the PBM module delivers point of sale, prior authorization, rebate, analytics, customer relationship management and retrospective drug review components. The module’s user-friendly design allows Conduent to train HCA staff to perform critical functions, thus eliminating the need for developer resources and speeding implementation time and compliance with changing business rules.
“Conduent brings a deep understanding of the unique requirements to manage the fast-changing technology infrastructure that defines modular Medicaid transformation. We are thrilled to partner with the Health Care Authority to deliver well-coordinated, high value pharmacy benefit services that drive cost savings through efficiency and help improve outcomes for millions of their members,” said Lydie Quebe, General Manager of Government Healthcare Solutions at Conduent.
With 50 years of experience in the government health and social services industry, Conduent supports more than 41 million customers annually with various government health programs and other eligibility services. For Medicaid, Conduent supports systems in 23 states, Puerto Rico and Washington, D.C., and it has facilitated federal MMIS certifications in 14 states.
Conduent delivers mission-critical services and solutions on behalf of businesses and governments – creating exceptional outcomes for its clients and the millions of people who count on them. Through process, technology, and our diverse and dedicated associates, Conduent solutions and services automate workflows, improve efficiencies, reduce costs, and enable revenue growth. It’s why most Fortune 100 companies and over 500 government entities depend on Conduent every day to manage their essential interactions and move their operations forward.
Conduent’s differentiated services and solutions improve experiences for millions of people every day, including three out of every four of the insured in the U.S., 10 million employees who use its HR Services, and nearly 18 million benefits recipients. Conduent’s solutions deliver exceptional outcomes for its clients, including $16 billion in savings from medical bill review of workers compensation claims, up to 40% efficiency increase in HR operations, up to 27% reduction in government benefits costs, up to 40% improvement in finance, accounting and procurement expense, and improved customer service interaction times by up to 20% with higher end-user satisfaction. Learn more at https://www.conduent.com .
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