However, CMS already has released a good deal of information on how states should plan for and implement modular MMISs, including an enterprise certification toolkit published in April 2016.
As states implement modular MMISs, all of the pieces will need to fit together seamlessly.
have not stood still during the past three decades, adding decision support capabilities in the 1980s, data warehouses and data mining techniques shortly thereafter, childhood immunization registries, Web portals, and many more features beginning in the mid-1990s (Dilma, 1998).
Without these elements for monitoring MMIS activities, CMS may not be able to easily determine whether the state MMISs
in which CMS invests close to $1.7 billion annually are facilitating the delivery of Medicaid benefits in the most effective and beneficial manner.
A frustrating aspect of Medicaid enrollment and claims data is that State MMISs
typically do not include a specific variable that identifies pregnant women.
These data generally exist in State MMISs
or in procedure manuals they just have not been centrally collected or edited as effectively as they could be.
Thus, it is no coincidence that establishment or enhancement of Medicaid Management Information Systems (MMISs
) continues to be encouraged by the Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA).
Secondary data from State-level and plan-level MMISs
were essential for the analysis of service utilization and cost effects.