Kansas outsources its Medicaid system

Kansas outsources its Medicaid system

The state of Kansas will upgrade its Medicaid Management Information System under a six-year, $160 million outsourcing contract with Electronic Data Systems Corp.

EDS will take responsibility for MMIS while installing its interChange MMIS, which will use a Web interface for processing medical claims. The company also will take over managed care enrollment both for Medicaid patients and the state's children's health insurance program.

State officials said the new system, which will use a client-server, relational database architecture, will help consolidate health services and increase the accessibility of Medicaid recipients to medical services. The system also will help the state meet the requirements of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, officials said.

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