NH DHHS - CMS Certification of MMIS Recognizes DHHS Innovations to Improve Administration of Medicaid Program

Concord, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services

(DHHS) announced that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)

has fully certified its Medicaid Management Information System (MMIS). MMIS

is the Department's primary system for administering and managing costs for

the New Hampshire Medicaid program.

“CMS certification is a welcome recognition of the Department’s efforts to

implement the state of the art system that is a critical component in

enabling New Hampshire to improve the quality of health and healthcare in

our State,” said DHHS Commissioner Nick Toumpas. “Federal certification of

our MMIS is the result of dedication, perseverance, hard work and strong

collaboration by a core group of staff from the Department, the New

Hampshire Department of Information Technology, and our MMIS vendor, Xerox

Health Solutions. The new system provides new capabilities enabling more

rapid responses to changes in the Medicaid program. The system brings

greater efficiency and cost effectiveness that benefits Medicaid

recipients, providers and citizens across New Hampshire.”

CMS accreditation ensures that New Hampshire will receive the maximum 75%

federal funding for ongoing operation, retroactive to March 31, 2013, the

system’s first day of operation. Prior to certification, the federal

government has paid 50% of MMIS’ operational costs and the State paid the

other 50%.

DHHS’ MMIS is expected to process billions of dollars in payments annually

to more than 10,000 enrolled Medicaid providers and hospitals on behalf of

New Hampshire Medicaid beneficiaries. “MMIS has been one of the most

extensive and complex information technology projects that the State has

undertaken and CMS certification validates our efforts on behalf of our

Medicaid clients,” said Toumpas.