Press Release

Michigan and Washington Applaud CNSI’s Performance on MMIS Projects

Publish Date
04/10/2007
Author
CNSI

ROCKVILLE, MD – CNSI is pleased to announce that we recently received compelling customer testimonials regarding the Washington and Michigan MMIS implementations. Both projects are going according to plan. “We won the MMIS contracts for Michigan and Washington one and two years ago, respectively. My partners and I felt it was important to provide staff with an update on these projects. Michigan and Washington selected CNSI for their next-generation MMIS implementations because of our technological innovation and vision.

ROCKVILLE, MD – CNSI is pleased to announce that we recently received compelling customer testimonials regarding the Washington and Michigan MMIS implementations. Both projects are going according to plan. “We won the MMIS contracts for Michigan and Washington one and two years ago, respectively. My partners and I felt it was important to provide staff with an update on these projects. Michigan and Washington selected CNSI for their next-generation MMIS implementations because of our technological innovation and vision. Your dedication and hard work have earned us the credibility with and respect of the customers, ” said CNSI President B. Chatterjee. The State of WashingtonWashington’s Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) has over 18, 000 employees and leads the country in health care and Medicaid reform. In January 2005, DSHS awarded CNSI a $178 million contract to develop its next-generation MMIS – called ProviderOne.

ProviderOne is currently wrapping up development and system testing has begun. Integration testing will begin in May. CNSI recently demonstrated key functionality of 11 subsystems of the ProviderOne system to DSHS stakeholders, which resulted in high praise from the customer. DSHS participants were especially excited to learn it was a live demo, using the ProviderOne system. The latest issue of ProviderOne Bulletin, DSHS’ monthly newsletter to the provider community, outlines the status of the project. Several senior state officials are quoted, giving positive remarks about CNSI. To read the newsletter, please see “Provider Bulletin, March 15, 2007.”The State of MichiganIn March 2006, the Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH) announced that it awarded CNSI a $51.5 million contract to build a new MMIS – referred to as Community Health Automated Medicaid Processing System (CHAMPS) – in cooperation with the Michigan Department of Information Technology. CNSI completed the requirements phase ahead of schedule. Design will be finished by the end of this month.

Additionally, CNSI has already begun developing the provider enrollment module. MDCH is pleased with CNSI’s work to date. In fact, David McLaury, Chief Deputy Director, Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH), wrote a glowing reference letter (see “South Dakota Letter of Support”) on behalf of CNSI to include in our South Dakota MMIS proposal. In the letter, McLaury recommends CNSI for South Dakota’s MMIS implementation, touting our strong project and technical teams, mature project management tools and processes, and involvement of senior management. He calls CNSI “a trusted partner” that is “committed to submitting high-quality deliverables on time.” “In order to maintain our competitive advantage in this market and to ensure successful implementations in Washington and Michigan, we must all continue to perform at our highest levels and always exceed our customers’ expectations, ” said Shailesh Patel, vice president of HHS, CNSI. “There is still a great deal to be done on both projects. Keep up the great work!”

ABOUT CNSI

Founded in April 1994, CNSI is a premier provider of IT business solutions for government and commercial enterprises. Based in Rockville, Maryland, CNSI delivers technology and resource expertise that improve the efficiency and productivity of IT systems. Focused on supporting customers that ensure the safety, health, and efficiency of the nation, CNSI serves customers such as the Department of Homeland Security, Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Energy, and several state Medicaid agencies. Over the last 10 years, CNSI has earned top industry honors and regular inclusion in the Inc. 500, VAR Business 500 and the Deloitte Fast 50 lists for consistently high-revenue growth and innovation. In 2006, CNSI was named to Washington Business Journal’s annual “Top 25 Systems Integrators” list. Also, Frost & Sullivan selected CNSI for its 2006 Customer Value Enhancement Award based on its customer-centric approaches and solutions that have enabled the company to bring technological advancements to the North American Healthcare IT Market. For more information, please visit www.cns-inc.com.