CMS requests input on modular solutions for Medicaid IT systems

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services seeks public input on modular solutions for its Medicaid IT systems to better make decisions about the direction and future of its enterprise architecture.

Responses to its Request for Information are due July 14. CMS wants to know how available modular solutions are for its Medicaid Management Information Systems, especially in regards to modules for clinical data warehouse and identity management, according to the RFI.

The agency also wants information on the possibility of pre-certification for those modules so it can streamline the creation and certification of the systems, as well as be able to create informed guidance to issue to the states and to vendors.

“CMS is especially interested in the development of modules aimed at improving care management and heath information exchange for state Medicaid agencies and for other agencies providing person-centered services and benefits,” CMS says in an announcement on the request.

CMS is investing more in Medicaid IT, funneling $5 billion a year into helping states improve their systems, FierceHealthPayer reported in January. 

To learn more:
- here’s the RFI (.pdf)
- read more about the pre-certification program