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Wisconsin transition to new computer system on schedule


MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The state of Wisconsin's transition to a new computer billing system for Medicaid and other programs is on track to be done Monday.

Once operational, all 900,000 Medicaid recipients will no longer use their Social Security Number as an identifier.

The state Department of Health Services had wanted to make the move in October but delayed it to give about 30,000 health care providers more time to get up to speed.

State Medicaid Director Jason Helgerson said Friday the majority of them have been trained but he still expects a few glitches.

Medicaid recipients will start getting letters next week with their new IDs. The change comes after a state contractor mailed 260,000 brochures in January with recipients' Social Security numbers showing.

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