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United Health Group selects HCL as a Preferred Partner for ICD-10 Transition

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Nov 08, 2011
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Florham Park, NJ, November 08th, 2011 HCL Technologies’, a leading global IT services provider, today announced that it has been chosen by the United Health Group, a leading US healthcare payer, to support its transition to ICD-10 diagnostic and procedure codes.

According to the agreement, United Health Group will incorporate HCL’s Proprietary ICD Crosswalk Mapping (iCRM™) tool into its healthcare management portfolio to ensure a smooth transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10. HCL’s Proprietary ICD Crosswalk Mapping (iCRM™) tool will help identify the inherent financial implications of the transition and help in developing a roadmap to effectively deal with the issues.

“HCL is committed to helping the healthcare industry prepare for the ICD-10 transition and will continue to add value to the customers through our comprehensive service offerings,” said Pradep Nair, Senior Vice President for Healthcare, HCL Technologies. “Leveraging our deep domain expertise and ability to accelerate the ICD-10 process, our customers will be able to realize the benefits of ICD-10 transition quickly.” he added.

HCL conducted significant research prior to beginning the transition process for UHG and analyzed historical data for more than six months, which included 600 million claims service lines.

HCL’s iCRM provides features to analyze data, configure rules and automate the mapping from ICD-9 to ICD-10 codes. iCRM will help Payers address all crosswalk requirements at an enterprise level. HCL also offers various services around the tool with technical and domain capabilities to expedite the process of implementing ICD-10 at an enterprise level. For more information please visit - http://www.hcltech.com/healthcare/

About HCL Technologies
HCL Technologies is a leading global IT services company, working with clients in the areas that impact and redefine the core of their businesses. Since its inception into the global landscape after its IPO in 1999, HCL focuses on ‘transformational outsourcing’, underlined by innovation and value creation, and offers integrated portfolio of services including software-led IT solutions, remote infrastructure management, engineering and R&D services and BPO. HCL leverages its extensive global offshore infrastructure and network of offices in 26 countries to provide holistic, multi-service delivery in key industry verticals including Financial Services, Manufacturing, Consumer Services, Public Services and Healthcare. HCL takes pride in its philosophy of ‘Employees First, Customers Second’ which empowers our 80,520 transformers to create a real value for the customers. HCL Technologies, along with its subsidiaries, has reported consolidated revenues of US$ 3.7 billion (Rs 16,977 crores), as on 30 September 2011 (on LTM basis). For more information, please visit www.hcltech.com

About HCL Enterprise
HCL is a $6 billion leading global technology and IT enterprise comprising two companies listed in India – HCL Technologies and HCL Infosystems. Founded in 1976, HCL is one of India's original IT garage start-ups. A pioneer of modern computing, HCL is a global transformational enterprise today. Its range of offerings includes product engineering, custom & package applications, BPO, IT infrastructure services, IT hardware, systems integration, and distribution of information and communications technology (ICT) products across a wide range of focused industry verticals. The HCL team consists of over 85,000 professionals of diverse nationalities, who operate from 31 countries including over 500 points of presence in India. HCL has partnerships with several leading global 1000 firms, including leading IT and technology firms. For more information, please visit www.hcl.com

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HCL Technologies
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