CSC Selects SAS to Provide Support for New North Carolina Medicaid Management Information System
CARY, N.C., and FALLS CHURCH, Va.- CSC (NYSE: CSC) announced today that SAS, a leader in business analytics, has been selected to be part of the CSC-led team to replace North Carolina’s Medicaid Management Information System (MMIS). The new healthcare administration system will support and manage other state agency health services in addition to Medicaid. The contract, previously announced on Jan. 15, 2009, was awarded to CSC by the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS). It has a seven-and-a-half-year base period, a one-year option and an estimated value of $265 million.
As North Carolina’s technology supplier for data integration and quality, SAS will provide software and services to migrate data from the existing MMIS to the replacement system.
“SAS brings a 30-year relationship with North Carolina to the CSC team,” said Paula Joshi, general manager of the SAS State and Local Government Practice. “SAS’ extensive knowledge of the state’s information technology infrastructure will contribute significantly to a successful transition and offers opportunities for more advanced analysis down the road.”
The new solution will include commercial off-the-shelf products designed for a multi-tiered, service-oriented architecture and aligned with the Medicaid IT Architecture business enterprise. As the fiscal agent for NC DHHS and its divisions, CSC will provide operational support to manage provider and recipient call centers, prior authorization reviews, claims processing, pharmacy operations, medical policy reviews and other administrative activities.
“We look forward to working with SAS to leverage state resources and provide better information and decisions for millions of North Carolina citizens,” said James W. Sheaffer, president of CSC’s North American Public Sector line of business. “The CSC team’s ability to increase functionality for the system’s users will enhance the state’s quality of healthcare.”
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