MEDIA ADVISORY: House Oversight Committee will hear update on UHIP from Auditor General Dennis Hoyle
STATE HOUSE — The House Committee on Oversight is scheduled to meet Thursday to hear an update on the Unified Health Infrastructure project.
The meeting is scheduled for Thursday, April 4 at the rise of the House (about 5:30 p.m.) in Room 101 on the first floor of the State House.
Auditor General Dennis Hoyle is expected to share his findings with the committee along with an update on project progress, extension of the contract with Deloitte and long-term care payments and reconciliation.
This will be the 11th meeting the Oversight Committee has convened regarding UHIP since first opening an investigation on the program on Oct. 20, 2016. Since then, the committee has heard testimony on the botched computer system from public officials, nursing home and child care administrators, and citizens affected by the rollout. The committee has learned of two warnings from the U.S. Food and Nutrition Service, an investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice, delayed payments to long-term care providers, and an action plan to improve the project.
The $364-million Unified Health Infrastructure project, now also called RIBridges, is a statewide computer system that replaces and unifies numerous aged computer systems across the state’s human services agencies, with the goals of modernization, information sharing and efficiency. The program has faced criticism for changes in size and scope over the years.
The House Oversight Committee is chaired by Rep. Patricia Serpa (D-Dist. 27, West Warwick, Coventry, Warwick).
For more information, contact:
Daniel Trafford, Publicist
State House Room 20
Providence, RI 02903