Deltek Pulse: March in review – Health Care and Social Services

Published: April 02, 2013

Health CareSocial Services

In March, Deltek’s health care and social services (HCSS) team focused on information systems for the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program, including electronic benefit transfers (EBTs) and management Information systems (MISs), and their status across all 50 states. The research gathered will be used to determine which states are leading implementation efforts for these service delivery systems.

This month, the team plans to focus on statewide automated child welfare information systems (SACWIS).

Here are some upcoming opportunities our HCSS analysts identified in March:
Louisiana - The state terminated a $185 million contract with CNSI for Medicaid management information system (MMIS) services. The state plans to work with its current contractor, Molina Medicaid Solutions, to provide services until a new request for proposals (RFP) is developed and released.
Georgia - The Georgia Department of Community Health released a request for information (RFI) for decision support and data warehouse system services. The proposed solution will provide a single system that allows for seamless integration of Medicaid and state health benefit plan eligibility and claims data.
Indiana - The Indiana Department of Workforce Development may release a solicitation for unemployment insurance system services. The state has been operating its system since the expiration of a contract with Kratos (formerly Haverstick Consulting) in December 2012. The department is expected to make a decision on whether to move forward with procurement of ongoing maintenance and operations in the next four to six months.
Alaska - The Alaska Department of Revenue may release an RFP for Northern Support through Automated Resources (NSTAR) modernization implementation services. The department released an RFP in February 2013 for planning services, in which the successful offeror will be precluded from bidding on the follow-up NSTAR solicitation.
Hawaii - The Hawaii Department of Human Services released an RFI for substance abuse assessment and monitoring system (SAAMS) services. Responses were due March 18. The system is expected to provide substance abuse assessment and monitoring for Kauai, in which testing will include ongoing random collection of samples, screening for illegal or prohibited substances, and confirmation testing for clients of Hawaii child welfare services and the differential response system.
New Mexico - The New Mexico Department of Health released an RFI for pharmacy warehouse inventory system services. The state’s current system was developed in house several years ago and was created in MS Access with very limited functionality. RFI responses are due at the end of April.
Alaska - The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services may be re-procuring for fraud case management system services. The contract with Automon for the replacement system has been terminated since it was unable to meet project deadlines and deliverables. A new strategy is currently being explored by the department to ensure continued progress on a new system.