Xerox (NYSE: XRX) has enabled Mississippi and New Mexico state Medicaid agencies to complete federally mandated HIPAA operating rules system enhancements – making them the first states in the nation to reach the Jan. 1, 2013 deadline. The improvements to the states’ Medicaid Management Information Systems (MMIS) have simplified claims processing, making it easier for local citizens to receive – and providers to deliver – healthcare services. “We’ve upgraded how we support our Medicaid recipients and their respective medical providers. We can now deliver better citizen service by decreasing claim denials, while reducing manual tasks and overall healthcare administration costs,” said Julie Weinberg, New Mexico’s Medicaid Director. “Our partnership with Xerox enabled us to be among the first states to achieve this important advance to our MMIS.” With its enhanced, cloud-based Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) solution, Xerox provides an improved processing gateway for the states’ Medicaid programs. That means doctors, hospitals and others can use their own medical management systems to conduct eligibility and claim transactions in a secure online environment. This allows them to automate transactions and process claims at faster speeds and with fewer errors. “By meeting the compliance timeline, Mississippi and New Mexico have shown a high level of commitment to easing Medicaid interactions and reigning in healthcare costs,” said Erik Newlin, director of National Standards Consulting, Xerox Government Health. “Federal regulations will continue to evolve, and we are ready to support states in complying in a cost-effective and timely manner.” Xerox has more than 40 years of government health program experience and operates Medicaid systems for 12 states, the District of Columbia and the U.S. Department of Labor, and annually processes more than 570 million Medicaid claims and $50 billion in payments. About Xerox With sales approaching $23 billion, Xerox (NYSE: XRX) is the world’s leading enterprise for business process and document management. Its technology, expertise and services enable workplaces – from small businesses to large global enterprises – to simplify the way work gets done so they operate more effectively and focus more on what matters most: their real business. Headquartered in Norwalk, Conn., Xerox offers business process outsourcing and IT outsourcing services, including data processing, healthcare solutions, HR benefits management, finance support, transportation solutions, and customer relationship management services for commercial and government organizations worldwide. The company also provides extensive leading-edge document technology, services, software and genuine Xerox supplies for graphic communication and office printing environments of any size. The 140,000 people of Xerox serve clients in more than 160 countries. For more information, visit http://www.xerox.com, http://news.xerox.com or http://www.realbusiness.com. For investor information, visit http://www.xerox.com/investor. Note: To receive RSS news feeds, visit http://news.xerox.com/rss. For open commentary, industry perspectives and views visit http://twitter.com/xeroxcorp, http://realbusinessatxerox.blogs.xerox.com, http://www.facebook.com/XeroxCorp, http://www.youtube.com/XeroxCorp. XEROX ®, XEROX and Design ® are trademarks of Xerox in the United States and/or other countries.