Wyoming Sets Historic Record for Fastest Medicaid Benefit Management System Implementation
December 15, 2021
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** Updated as of January 12, 2022 – scroll to the bottom of the article to view the update **
McLean, VA – December 15, 2021 – CNSI, a leading Medicaid Enterprise Systems (MES) provider, today announced the completion of a more efficient, modern Medicaid Benefit Management System (BMS) for the Wyoming Department of Health that will help reduce the administrative burden on medical providers and lower costs for the state.
This system replaced Wyoming’s legacy Medicaid Management Information System (MMIS) that had been in place since 1993 and was used as the financial and accounting system for paying medical provider claims.
In the 51 years since the first MMIS was implemented nationally, the Wyoming project represents the only state system of this kind to be successfully implemented within 19 months of project initiation. Most projects of this type have been completed in 36 months, with many extending even longer.
The Department of Health directly administers Wyoming Medicaid and Kid Care CHIP, the state’s children health insurance program, providing health and long-term care coverage to low-income children, parents, seniors and people with disabilities.
“We needed to replace this outdated technology, which was inefficient to modify and had high maintenance and operation costs,” said Teri Green, state Medicaid agent and Healthcare Financing Division senior administrator with the Wyoming Department of Health. “We are pleased to have met our goal of implementing a new solution quickly with very little disruption to our providers and appreciate the dedication of the state staff working on this project with CNSI.”
Under the new system, ongoing programs and federal and state legislative changes in healthcare policy will be delivered more effectively (time) and efficiently (cost) to Wyoming residents than what was possible previously. Wyoming providers can also now enter claims for payment processing in real-time, allowing an opportunity for errors to be corrected immediately.
The state awarded the modernization contract to CNSI in 2020. CNSI’s modular health care platform is regarded as the most advanced Medicaid platform in the market, supporting Medicaid modernization efforts across seven states. Work on the $123.2 million eleven-year contract began in March 2020, and the new system launched Oct. 25, 2021.
“The Wyoming project represents accomplishments of historic proportions within the state government healthcare industry,” said Todd Stottlemyer, CEO, CNSI. “Working closely with the Department of Health staff, other technology vendors, providers and associations, CNSI and the Wyoming Department of Health were able to be the first with the lowest ‘time to market’ solution without compromising outcomes and quality.”
In addition to the technology system, CNSI is providing Wyoming with fiscal agent business operations services, claims processing, provider call center, technical support, infrastructure, and hosting environment.
**UPDATED: See the full Wyoming project story here**
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