The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (MD DHMH) awarded CSC (NYSE: CSC) a contract to replace the state’s Medicaid Management Information System (MMIS) and provide fiscal agent services for selected DHMH programs. The contract has a five-year base period with three two-year options, bringing the estimated total value to $297 million.
“This contract award is a testament to the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene’s confidence in Team CSC to provide a modern and agile Medicaid Management Information System to continue addressing federal and state healthcare reform requirements,” said James W. Sheaffer, president of CSC’s North American Public Sector (NPS) line of business. “We look forward to supporting Maryland’s goal to be the healthiest state in the nation by implementing health information technology that will help reduce costs while improving quality and streamlining care for all Marylanders.”
Under the terms of the agreement, CSC will develop and implement a new enterprise MMIS solution for healthcare administration supporting MD DHMH. CSC has partnered with CNSI, of Gaithersburg, Md., to develop this solution, which will be aligned with CMS’ Medicaid Information Technology Architecture (MITA) framework. This system also will provide the department with an information technology platform that promotes operational efficiencies and information sharing, reduces fraud and abuse, and provides flexibility to support future healthcare mandates.
CSC will also serve as the fiscal agent for the MD DHMH, providing operational support to manage provider and recipient call centers, provider enrollment, prior authorization reviews, claims processing and other administrative activities.
“We commend the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene on its decision to work with CSC as it continues to make strides in updating technology that not only helps the department meet federal healthcare reform requirements, but also makes it easier for physicians to receive payment for the services they provide Medicaid recipients,” said Gene Ransom, CEO of the Maryland State Medical Society, MedChi. “CSC is a strong supporter of MedChi and we look forward to strengthening our relationship as we work together to support Maryland citizens.”
In addition to CNSI, CSC is partnering with minority business team members in delivering services to MD DHMH. Team CSC also includes GANTECH of Columbia, Md.; Blue Collar Objects of Fairfax, Va.; Group Z of Columbia, Md.; PSI of Columbia, Md.; Korak of Forest Hill, Md.; SNAP of Chantilly, Va.; and Softek of Edison, N.J.