Alabama chooses Deloitte to replace Medicaid eligibility determination system

Deltek Analyst Aila Altman reports.

Yesterday, the Alabama Medicaid Agency (AMA) announced a tentative contract award to Deloitte to replace the state’s 30-year-old Medicaid eligibility determination system (MEDS). The outdated system is finally getting an overhaul to account for the ever-growing Medicaid population, and to prepare for the influx of Medicaid enrollees in 2014 resulting from the 2010 passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA).
AMA estimates the ACA will add 400,000 to 500,000 recipients to the state’s already-crowded Medicaid system. As of fiscal year (FY) 2009, approximately 20.1 percent of the state’s population was eligible for Medicaid.
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