SOURCE: Cognosante

February 11, 2013 12:00 ET

Michigan Department of Community Health Awards Cognosante Medicaid Information Technology Architecture Contract

More Than Half of U.S. States Benefit From Cognosante's MITA Assessment Solution, Recently Enhanced to Meet New MITA 3.0 Requirements

MCLEAN, VA--(Marketwire - Feb 11, 2013) - Cognosante, a leading provider of IT solutions and services for healthcare organizations, announced it was awarded the Medicaid Information Technology Architecture (MITA) State Self-Assessment (SS-A) contract for the Michigan Department of Community Health (DCH) Medical Services Administration (MSA). The contract began January 1, 2013.

With proven tools and methodologies used for MITA assessments in 26 states, Cognosante will guide the MSA through the MITA SS-A to meet new requirements mandated by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). The new requirements, stipulated in MITA Framework, Version 3.0, introduce changes that require additional analysis and planning. Cognosante will also support Six Sigma Lean training and business processes analysis for MSA. This support will benefit the State of Michigan as it moves forward to improve its health care business processes.

"This is an important contract win for Cognosante as the MSA is Michigan's single state agency for Medicaid operations mandated by the federal government and the state of Michigan to administer state and federally funded medical assistance programs for Michigan's neediest citizens," stated Jim Joyce, Senior Vice President at Cognosante and director of the company's Medicaid Management Services practice. "We look forward to working with the MSA and DCH to ensure the MITA SS-A is a valuable, long-term asset that supports the state's vision and enterprise plan." 

Dr. Susan Fox, President of Cognosante, was a thought leader in helping CMS develop the MITA Framework starting in 2002 and continues to provide input and development support today. The MITA Framework supports fostering integrated business and IT transformation across the Medicaid enterprise to improve the administration of the Medicaid program.

About Cognosante
Cognosante is a leading provider of IT services to healthcare organizations. The company has more than 25 years of experience working with 47 states to assist its clients in developing, managing and executing complex healthcare information programs and infrastructures. Its expertise includes standards development, interoperability, business and technical architecture, modular system integration, health informatics, Medicaid, health information exchange, improper payment, health insurance exchange, NwHIN, and The Direct Project. Please visit www.cognosante.com for more information.

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