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Deloitte Earns Contract with Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services to Provide Integration Solution

Deloitte to provide the Commonwealth’s Department of Medical Assistance Services with MES HealthInteractive Platform — an industry-leading systems integration solution.

RICHMOND, Va., June 18, 2018 — The Commonwealth of Virginia’s Department of Medical Assistance Services (DMAS) recently awarded Deloitte a contract to help the agency implement an Integrated Services Solution (ISS) for its Medicaid Enterprise System (MES). The contract’s goal is to assist DMAS in creating a module integration plan and transition DMAS to a more modular and interoperable environment in accordance with new federal guidelines.

"Virginia is taking a strategic approach to this project that will empower us to be innovative and responsive to the needs of our members and our taxpayers," said Dr. Jennifer S. Lee, director of the Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services. "As we navigate the changing landscape of the health care sector and regulatory environment, it is essential that we possess the infrastructure to adapt to these evolving demands while preserving and enhancing our mission to provide access to health coverage for more than 1 million Virginians."

“The Commonwealth of Virginia’s Medicaid agency is leading the industry by embarking on a journey from a legacy system to a more modular, interoperable system,” said Brian Erdahl, principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP, and state health solution architect. “Recognizing that states face new CMS guidelines and need a more flexible system to manage their health care programs, we developed our MES HealthInteractive Platform. It’s designed specifically for the new modular MES implementation lifecycle. Our platform allows us to accelerate the implementation and help guide DMAS’s integration efforts.”

DMAS is working closely with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to create a roadmap for transitioning from a monolithic system to a modular, interoperable solution. Deloitte was selected to serve as the ISS contractor, which includes formulating a module integration plan to move DMAS to this more modular and interoperable environment.

As described in DMAS’s request for proposal, the transition will involve “staggered” implementations that ultimately result in a robust Virginia MES production environment. This approach is in contrast to the traditional “big-bang” implementations of the past.

Deloitte built its platform on the IBM Cloud utilizing IBM’s enterprise software including IBM Cloud for VMware solutions. IBM Cloud enables deployment on-premises, off-premises or in a hybrid model.

Deloitte has been serving U.S. public sector clients for more than 45 years with 40 years of Medicaid and commercial health care experience. Deloitte’s state health practice has delivered some of the largest and most complex technology systems within the public sector, from implementing Integrated Eligibility systems in 25 states to successfully standing up five state based health insurance exchanges under the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

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Deloitte Services LP
+1 571 858 1990

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