Cognosante to Assist Arizona’s Medicaid Program with MITA Self-Assessments

MCLEAN, Va. – April 12, 2016 – Cognosante announced today that it has been selected by the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS), Arizona’s Medicaid agency, to guide completion of the state’s Medicaid Information Technology Architecture 3.0 State Self-Assessment (MITA SS-A). Mandated by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the MITA SS-A is designed to help states assess their current and future operating environments and develop a roadmap for enhancing the capabilities of the Medicaid Enterprise.

With an over-arching goal of better serving consumers, the MITA initiative is designed to improve Medicaid program administration by fostering integrated business and technology transformation across the enterprise. Cognosante has been a MITA leader more than a decade, completing more than 35 MITA SS-A projects for state customers by providing proven tools, templates, models, and approaches in combination with expert consulting services. Cognosante will work with AHCCCS to complete a three-phase self-assessment of its Medicaid Management Information System (MMIS) framework and associated processes as they relate to MITA objectives.

“Cognosante is an industry leader in helping states plan for, develop, and implement modern MMIS solutions that are modular, contain greater flexibility, and provide expanded support for the state health enterprise,” said Jim Joyce, General Manager, Cognosante Consulting. “We are pleased to apply our deep domain expertise and proven assessment and planning tools to help Arizona align its Medicaid enterprise to MITA Architectures and continue to meet CMS requirements for enhanced funding.”

About Cognosante
Cognosante provides technology solutions, Business Process Outsourcing, and consulting services to federal, state, and local government healthcare agencies. With nearly 3 decades of experience working with 48 states and the Federal government to assist its clients in developing, managing, and executing large, complex health information programs. Its expertise includes Medicaid, Medicare, health insurance marketplaces, health data standards and reconciliations, modular system development and integration, health data analytics, and fraud, waste, and abuse. Cognosante, LLC and Cognosante Consulting, LLC are wholly owned subsidiaries of Cognosante Holdings, LLC. Visit for more information.

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