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CMS Certification of MMIS Recognizes DHHS Innovations to Improve Administration of Medicaid Program
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Publish Date:
June 30, 2015

Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) announced that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has fully certified its Medicaid Management Information System (MMIS). MMIS is the Department's primary system for administering and managing costs for the New Hampshire Medicaid program.

"CMS certification is a welcome recognition of the Department's efforts to implement the state of the art system that is a critical component in enabling New Hampshire to improve the quality of health and healthcare in our State," said DHHS Commissioner Nick Toumpas. "Federal certification of our MMIS is the result of dedication, perseverance, hard work and strong collaboration by a core group of staff from the Department, the New Hampshire Department of Information Technology, and our MMIS vendor, Xerox Health Solutions. The new system provides new capabilities enabling more rapid responses to changes in the Medicaid program. The system brings greater efficiency and cost effectiveness that benefits Medicaid recipients, providers and citizens across New Hampshire."

CMS accreditation ensures that New Hampshire will receive the maximum 75% federal funding for ongoing operation, retroactive to March 31, 2013, the system's first day of operation. Prior to certification, the federal government has paid 50% of MMIS' operational costs and the State paid the other 50%.

DHHS' MMIS is expected to process billions of dollars in payments annually to more than 10,000 enrolled Medicaid providers and hospitals on behalf of New Hampshire Medicaid beneficiaries. "MMIS has been one of the most extensive and complex information technology projects that the State has undertaken and CMS certification validates our efforts on behalf of our Medicaid clients," said Toumpas.

 
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