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- Weather the Storm: Getting Ready for Your State's Asset Verification System
As budgets get leaner the competition among Medicaid program areas for scarce budget dollars gets fiercer - especially for long-term care assistance. As more Baby Boomers move into retirement age, the burden on states the find and verify assets looms large. This White Paper discusses ways for states to prepare for creating a system to verify individual's assets for a steadily increasing number of citizens.
- Deciding Whether to Accept Credit Cards
The ability to accept credit and debit card payments for local government services is increasing in demand and becoming more widely available. A new state law has given more flexibility and choices to Maine municipalities for deciding whether or not to accept credit card payments, either directly with a credit card company or through a third party service provider.
- Know the Audience
IT managers often struggle to effectively communicate complex details about projects to elected officials and executive managers. The top city and county officials must be apprised of the IT department's activities — particularly large, newsworthy projects — but their time constraints and limited technical knowledge require that project managers tailor their messages appropriately.
- Avoiding Fitful Starts
Replacing a legacy computer system with a large enterprise resource planning or geographic information system can be challenging and time consuming. But, armed with a well-crafted plan that identifies organizational and end users' needs, IT department officials can install a system that is widely endorsed by elected officials and staff.
- Spring 2010 Edition of BerryDunn’s Medicaid Newsletter
In this newsletter issue, we focus on the importance of instituting an effective project management approach to Medicaid transformation and rapidly changing funding environments. Today’s state agencies need to implement new strategies that are supported by quality-assurance processes and solid technology implementation to secure and shape the future of state Medicaid programs.
- Understanding the Importance of Effective System Change Management in the MMIS Environment
The following article is devoted to the topic of Chage Management for Medicaid Management Information Systems (MMIS). It has been our observation that today's MMIS do not get implemented with 100% of the original planned system functionality. Couple this with the ever changing Medicaid program, policy, and regulatory environment and it becomes apparent how important it is to establish an effective system change management process. Good change management processes help ensure your MMIS can be adapted quickly to meet your constantly changing needs - whether you are in the configuration, implementation, or live operation phase of an MMIS project.