Health reform means major over-haul of Medicaid's eligibility systems

July 2010
State Health Watch;Jul2010, Vol. 17 Issue 7, p1
The article reports on the effect of the health reform on the eligibility systems of state Medicaid programs. It claims that the reforms require huge changes in health information technology (HIT). Health Management Associates' Reneé Bostick said that the direct costs of automated processing of transactions like claims in Medicaid Management Information Systems (MMIS) systems will be major issues for states in the reform's implementation. The opinion of Cindi Jones of the Department of Medical Assistance Services in Virginia is also cited.


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