CNSI, a health information technology (IT) company based in Maryland, developed the nation’s first automated real time and cloud based Medicaid Management Information System (MMIS) in Michigan.
The initial term of the contract will be for three years, with two, one-year options to extend, not to exceed five years.
Other bidders included Conduent State Healthcare, LLC, Digital Harbor, Maximus Human Services, Inc. and New Wave Telecom & Technologies.
CNSI Chief Strategy Officer and President of Health and Human Services Sharif Hussein,
Since developing the nation’s first completely automated real-time and cloud-based MMIS in Michigan, we have been expanding our partnerships with states to increase efficiency, reduce costs, and improve health care delivery to millions of Americans. We look forward to leveraging our strong domain expertise, unparalleled experience, and world-class team to help Arizona do just that.
In its RFP for IT services, released in January, AHCCCS described the project as consolidating multiple provider enrollment applications currently in use into a single enrollment process that electronically collects and processes information needed to support provider screening, enrollment, verification and registration. Because AHCCCS has an InterGovernmental Agreement with Hawaii to also process provider enrollment for its Medicaid program (Med-Quest) the new application will serve 360,000 members and 8,100 providers for the big island and 70,000 Arizona providers and 1.9 million AHCCCS members. In addition, AHCCCS/Med-QUEST asked bidders for a system with credentialing capability and CNSI promised to deliver. In its solicitation it states to AHCCCS,
Our proposed solution is the only true web-centric automated provider management solution with a comprehensive, real-time provider credentialing service in the state Medicaid market. CNSI brings 10 years of operational experience managing nearly 650,000 active provider enrollments among the states of Michigan, Washington, Illinois and Utah.
AHCCCS said in a press release that by developing this new system, its 30-year-old Medicaid Management Information System (MMIS) will get a makeover through modular system development and integration.
According to the CNSI press release, it will also work to streamline and reduce the burden of the enrollment process for providers to ensure compliance with Medicaid requirements for program participation.
Over the last decade, CNSI has consistently developed cutting-edge health IT solutions that substantially improve efficiencies at the state and federal level. We are thrilled to work with the state of Arizona to modernize their systems to the benefit of providers and patients alike.
Read the press release from CNSI
Read the press release from AHCCCS