The era of large, monolithic HHS IT systems is over. States are responding to Federal mandates to replace their legacy technology with modules that can be implemented incrementally and support the HHS and Medicaid enterprise. States must plan, develop, and implement modern systems that are modular, contain greater flexibility, and provide expanded support for the state health enterprise.
Flexible procurement management and support
Procurement development and support
HHS agencies must modernize their programs and supporting systems. Modern programs require a modern procurement process. The implementation of Medicaid Information Technology Architecture (MITA) and other Federal standards requirements means that the usual procurement approach will no longer suffice. Requirements definition, verification, and validation are all critical components of a procurement program when implementing state-of-the-art technology solutions.
Cognosante uses structured methodologies and proven tools to establish the requirements of multiple stakeholders. The documentation of this information in applications that provide quick and easy retrieval decreases the time between information capture and Request for Proposal (RFP) development, and it also ensures the retention of important state needs and objectives.
The value of RFP experience
Cognosante’s experience and subject-matter expertise bring substantial value to our customers. We are currently the industry leader when it comes to supporting states as they develop their modular Medicaid Management Information System (MMIS) procurements. These projects include requirements management, development of multiple modular RFPs, and proposal evaluation plans. Cognosante is also experienced in developing RFPs for numerous HHS systems, including:
- Modular MMIS
- Integrated Eligibility Systems (IES)
- Behavioral Health Systems
- Statewide Automated Child Welfare Information Systems (SACWIS)
- Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Information Systems
An unmatched record of advanced planning documents (APDs) success
Cognosante understands how to develop APDs that meet the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and other Federal agency requirements. Since 2010, CMS has approved 100 percent of APDs developed by Cognosante and submitted for enhanced Federal funding.
Why choose Cognosante?
States benefit from Cognosante’s track record of success—100 percent of the MMIS RFPs that we have developed have been approved by CMS. Additionally, there have been no successful protests against our RFPs based on RFP structure and content.
“Whether implementing a complete MMIS solution or a single module, requirements definition, verification, and validation steps are critical to a successful implementation. Cognosante uses structured methodologies and proven procurement approaches to meet each state’s unique needs and objectives.”
Ralph Berwanger, PMP | Program Director
Cognosante Health Consulting Solutions
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