Press Release

CNSI to Challenge Medicaid Contract Termination

Publish Date
03/22/2013
Author
CNSI

BATON ROUGE – CNSI, the Maryland-based company chosen in 2011 to implement a new, next generation Medicaid Management Information System (MMIS) for Louisiana, is challenging the abrupt contract termination announced to the media by the Jindal administration Thursday.

BATON ROUGE – CNSI, the Maryland-based company chosen in 2011 to implement a new, next generation Medicaid Management Information System (MMIS) for Louisiana, is challenging the abrupt contract termination announced to the media by the Jindal administration Thursday.

According to CNSI President Adnan Ahmed, the action by the state was taken without any prior notice to the company. In 2011, several unsuccessful bidders for the contract protested the award to CNSI. After review, the protests were denied and CNSI’s award was confirmed by the state’s Division of Administration.  “We have been working on the implementation of this new Medicaid system for Louisiana for well over a year and recently reached an important milestone in that process with a timely launch of a critical component of the system, ” Adnan said. The CNSI systems have won praise from officials in the states of Michigan and Washington and both are certified by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the federal agency responsible for funding and overseeing these implementations.

“More than 100 Louisiana-based employees have been working to bring the state’s Medicaid management information system into the 21st Century. We are examining how the state’s abrupt decision will impact the Medicaid program and our dedicated Louisiana employees involved with this project, ” stated Larry Iversen, CNSI’s executive account manager in Baton Rouge. “Our sole interest has always been to install and operate a Medicaid management information system in Louisiana that will save the state millions of dollars in operating costs, while improving healthcare outcomes for the most vulnerable populations in Louisiana, ” Iversen said. “Our system would also prevent abuses that have been prevalent in the past.” 

About CNSI

CNSI delivers a broad portfolio of information technology (IT) and business process outsourcing (BPO) solutions to a diverse base of federal, state and local government agencies, and commercial enterprises. The firm helps clients improve business performance and align IT with their mission and business objectives. CNSI has established strong domain expertise in prominent industries, including Health, Defense and National Security, Government IT and Enterprise Mobility. CNSI employs a world-class team of technologists, program managers, and subject matter experts, all of whom have experience with large scale mission-critical IT implementations. Formed in 1994, CNSI is headquartered in Gaithersburg, Maryland. CNSI’s website is: http://www.cns-inc.com