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Indiana Enterprise Medicaid System's Independent Verification and Validation Task Order

Cognosante

MCLEAN, Va., June 11, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- In December 2012, Cognosante, LLC was awarded a four year contract to serve as the Independent Verification & Validation (IV &V) Contractor for the State of Indiana's Enterprise Medicaid System. The project consists of the new core Medicaid Management Information System (MMIS), Pharmacy Benefits Management (PBM) system, and Electronic Data Warehouse (EDW). Each system is scheduled to be implemented independently with the three projects spanning a three year time period. Cognosante staff will be responsible for completing IV &V tasks, assessing risk and identifying risk mitigation strategies for all project phases. The Cognosante team reports directly to the Indiana Medicaid Director or designee.

The project team consists of the Program Director, Project Manager, PBM and EDW leads and testers. "We are excited to partner with the state of Indiana on this important initiative," shared Cognosante Program Director Mary Jane Teirumniks.

Cognosante will draw upon our extensive history of providing successful oversight for implementation of Medicaid systems, as well our knowledge of the new Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services conditions and standards for modularity and interoperability. This initiative will benefit all Indiana citizens, as it will lead to an improvement in the efficiency of operations for the Indiana Office of Medicaid Policy and Planning.

About Cognosante

Cognosante is a leading provider of IT services to healthcare organizations. The company has more than 25 years of experience working with 46 states and the District of Columbia to assist its clients in developing, managing and executing complex healthcare information programs and infrastructures. Its expertise includes standards development, interoperability, business and technical architecture, modular system integration, health informatics, Medicaid, health information exchange, improper payment, health insurance exchange, NwHIN, and The Direct Project. Please visit www.cognosante.com for more information.

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Source: Cognosante