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States' Procurement of Private Contracting Services for the Medicaid Management Information System

The Medicaid Management Information System (MMIS) is an integrated group of procedures and computer processing operations designed to meet principal objectives such as processing medical claims. Medicaid reimburses States' MMIS administrative costs at enhanced rates of 90 and 75 percent. Many States use private contractors to design, develop, and operate their MMIS. When procuring MMIS contracting services, States are required to follow the same policies and procedures used for procurements paid with non-Federal funds. Additionally, States must receive CMS's prior approval to receive enhanced Federal matching funds for MMIS administrative costs related to private contractors. States have reportedly had issues with private MMIS contractors, including with initial procurements. We will determine if selected States followed applicable Federal and State requirements related to procuring private MMIS contracting services and claiming Federal Medicaid reimbursement.

Announced or Revised Agency Title Component Report Number(s) Expected Issue Date (FY)
May 2018 Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services States' Procurement of Private Contracting Services for the Medicaid Management Information System Office of Audit Services W-00-18-31532 2019