Deltek Analyst Aila Altman reports.
November proved to be a busy month for statewide Medicaid management information systems (MMIS) and other Medicaid-related IT system components, as well as federal guidelines. After multiple requests for proposals (RFP) releases, rereleases, and postponements, the state of Arkansas ultimately canceled all of its current MMIS procurements and is still determining future procurement plans. The state initially planned to issue 23 individual RFPs, which it later narrowed down to nine, and further down to just three, before cancelling all related procurements. To hold the state over Hewlett-Packard (HP) Enterprise Services signed a 27-month contract extension in October to continue managing the state’s Medicaid program while Arkansas Medicaid officials collaborate to determine next step. In other Medicaid-related procurement news:
- West Virginia’s Bureau for Medical Services released its MMIS fiscal agent and health care processing services RFP.
- The Rhode Island Department of Human Services (DHS) released the RFP for its MMIS, which will ultimately replace the original MMIS system implemented in December 1993.
- The Alabama Medicaid Agency (AMA) released the final RFP for its Medicaid Eligibility Determination System (MEDS).
- Tennessee’s Division of Health Care Finance and Administration released a request for information (RFI) for an Eligibility Determination System for Medicaid, Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and potentially a health insurance exchange (HIX).
- The Georgia Department of Community Health (DCH) released an electronic request for qualified contractors (eRFQC) for an Eligibility Determination System for Medicaid and other state-dispersed beneficiary programs.
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