Kansas outsources its Medicaid system

Kansas outsources its Medicaid system

The state of Kansas will upgrade its Medicaid Management Information System under a six-year, $160 million outsourcing contract with Electronic Data Systems Corp.

EDS will take responsibility for MMIS while installing its interChange MMIS, which will use a Web interface for processing medical claims. The company also will take over managed care enrollment both for Medicaid patients and the state’s children’s health insurance program.

State officials said the new system, which will use a client-server, relational database architecture, will help consolidate health services and increase the accessibility of Medicaid recipients to medical services. The system also will help the state meet the requirements of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, officials said.

About the Author

Connect with the GCN staff on Twitter @GCNtech.

Featured

  • Government Innovation Awards
    Government Innovation Awards - https://governmentinnovationawards.com

    Congratulations to the 2020 Rising Stars

    These early-career leaders already are having an outsized impact on government IT.

  • Cybersecurity
    cybersecurity (Rawpixel/Shutterstock.com)

    CMMC clears key regulatory hurdle

    The White House approved an interim rule to mandate defense contractors prove they adhere to existing cybersecurity standards from the National Institute of Standards and Technology.

Stay Connected