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HIGLAS -- Modernizing Medicare Accounting

HIGLAS (Healthcare Integrated General Ledger Accounting System) is the main focus of a long-term project to modernize Medicare's accounting systems in order to improve the program's fiscal accountability to beneficiaries and taxpayers. HIGLAS will replace the many outdated accounting systems currently used by Medicare contractors, which process and pay nearly 3 million Medicare claims a day, with a single, unified system that will better ensure the program pays correctly for the care Medicare beneficiaries need. HIGLAS will also replace the administrative accounting system of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).

General Information

Background
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Program Management

Organizational Chart (zipped PPT file -- 23 KB)
HIGLAS Contractors List
Program Management Plans (PDF file -- 8 KB)

Key Documents

Statement of Work (zipped PDF file -- 195 KB)
Concept of Operations Plan (zipped PDF file -- 502 KB)

News

HIGLAS Highlights
Press Releases
Project Updates

This web site refers to IBM Business Consulting Services (IBM), successor-in-interest to the business and operations of PwC Consulting, formerly a business unit of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. Novation of this contract to IBM is pending.

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