Louisiana has signed a $185 million contracted with Maryland-based CNSI to develop and implement the state’s new Medicaid Management Information System (MMIS) and fiscal agent operations by the end of 2014.
The contract includes a 36-month development and implementation period for the new Medicaid platform and will deliver a more modern, flexible and efficient web-centric platform for interconnected health care delivery to the state’s providers and recipients.
“We’re excited to begin work with CNSI to develop an innovative system that makes navigating Medicaid easier for recipients and providers,” said Jerry Phillips, DHH Undersecretary.
“CNSI shares the state’s goal of improving health outcomes and delivering high-quality health care services to Louisiana residents in the most cost-effective fashion,” said Adnan Ahmed, President of CNSI. “A changing federal health care landscape requires a management and payment system that can adapt. Our modern platform gives Louisiana the ability to make changes more quickly and easily, ultimately benefiting the state’s Medicaid providers and enrollees.”
Louisiana selected CNSI in June 2011 to replace the state’s current Medicare operations.
CNSI’s next-generation system includes key components such as a provider re-enrollment and outreach operation, call center and a secure online Medicaid portal.
The portal will offer bulletins, frequently asked questions, state contact information, Medicaid program and policy information, training schedules and material and upcoming events.
“We see providers as a key stakeholder in the Medicaid system and will want to both educate them on our new payment platform and gather input on how to make our services the best they can be for all stakeholders,” said Ahmed.