Press Release

South Dakota Awards CNSI Medicaid Contract

Department of Social Services Awards Contract for New Medicaid Management Information System to CNSI

Publish Date
07/18/2008
Author
CNSI

PIERRE, S.D. –The Department of Social Services (DSS) has awarded CNSI, a provider of innovative information technology (IT) business solutions, the contract for design, development and implementation of New Medicaid Management Information System (MMIS) for South Dakota. The multi-million dollar, multi-year agreement calls for CNSI to develop and implement the new system, which will replace the current system developed more than 30 years ago. Once implemented, the new system will be owned and operated by the department.

PIERRE, S.D. –The Department of Social Services (DSS) has awarded CNSI, a provider of innovative information technology (IT) business solutions, the contract for design, development and implementation of New Medicaid Management Information System (MMIS) for South Dakota. The multi-million dollar, multi-year agreement calls for CNSI to develop and implement the new system, which will replace the current system developed more than 30 years ago. Once implemented, the new system will be owned and operated by the department. “Our goal is to develop a new system that will enable the department to better manage Medicaid operations and will serve over 102, 000 Medicaid recipients in our state, ” said Governor M. Michael Rounds.

“CNSI has been selected to play a critical role in the successful development and implementation of a new management system in South Dakota.” Another key partner is the federal Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services. The federal government will pay 90% of the costs as they have for similar projects in other states. According to DSS Secretary Deb Bowman, “Both the federal and state government recognize the long term benefit to taxpayers to have a MMIS that is efficient and able to support current and future management needs.””CNSI looks forward to being a trusted partner to the State of South Dakota,” said Arvinder Singh, senior vice president, health and human services, CNSI. “We are committed to working in active collaboration with DSS, the Bureau of Information and Telecommunications (BIT) and other agencies to implement the new MMIS. We’re excited for the opportunity to help DSS fulfill its mission and meet its goals.”

CNSI is a full-service IT company that has experienced steady growth since its incorporation in 1994. Headquartered in Rockville, Maryland with offices throughout the United States, CNSI delivers a broad portfolio of IT and business process solutions to a diverse base of clients, including the Department of Homeland Security, Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Energy, AMTRAK, and several state Medicaid agencies. For more information about CNSI, please visit www.cns-inc.com.