We will be speaking at the Medicaid Enterprise Systems Conference in August on MMIS as a Service Model and Preparing for DDI. These presentations will be co-presented with industry partners including two of our clients. The conference will be held in Des Moines, Iowa on August 17-20th. Registration is now open and more information can be found at http://www.mesconference.org. In our talks we will discuss:
A New Strategy to Acquire an MMIS as Services Not Systems – What would alternatives to procuring an MMIS look like? Last year the State of Wyoming announced at MESC that it had started the planning process to replace its MMIS. Due to its low volume of claims and other transactions, Wyoming also announced it would be investing in services rather than systems. What does that mean? What is their strategy? One year later, we can discuss the initial results of Wyoming’s planning and acquisition steps. This session highlights the practical aspects of planning and pursuing a services-based strategy, or creating a DDI-free zone for your program.
Preparing for DDI – As with any large, complex project, Medicaid system Design, Development, and Implementation (DDI) will involve multiple organizations, numerous internal and external resources and stakeholders, schedule coordination, complicated technical needs and, of course, change management. As such, multiple challenges are associated with DDI. The Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing, Public Consulting Group, and Public Knowledge will collaborate as a coordinated panel to share their insight, experience, and encourage group discussion on how states can begin to plan and prepare for system DDI. Topics for discussion with the panel include:
- Creating realistic and enforceable timelines.
- Engaging in organizational readiness and change management efforts prior to entering the design phase of DDI.
- Ensuring that testing remains an important consideration throughout the DDI effort.
- Establishing project controls to address risks related to schedule, scope, and budget.
What is MESC? “The national Medicaid Enterprise Systems Conference (formerly the Medicaid Management Information Systems – MMIS – Conference) is an annual meeting for State, federal and private sector individuals to provide opportunities for the exchange of ideas related to Medicaid systems and heath policy affected by those systems.” PK attends this conference annually and we’d like to talk with you more about our presentation topics. Come find us at MESC or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Hope to see you there.