Multimillion dollar MMIS mishaps

Published: January 08, 2013

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As Deltek reported last week in its blog, “The ongoing MMIS saga,” the cumbersome and costly process to replace existing Medicaid management information systems (MMIS) continues to astonish, and North Carolina’s MMIS replacement project is no exception. The new system, by the amended operational start date of July 1, 2013, will be 22 months late and cost more than $320 million. While many may be quick to blame the vendor (CSC in this case) for delays and cost increases, such is not entirely the case in North Carolina or other states experiencing similar setbacks.