Recent Updates

 Upcoming Notables and Events

Date Notable/Event
September 2022 RFI Summary (Coming Soon)

 

Prior Notable and Events

Date Notable/Event
Released July 2022

Provider Outcomes RFI

RFI Posting

 

August 15-18, 2022

The Iowa MEME Team attended this year’s MESC conference in Charlotte, North Carolina. Key takeaways from the conference based on discussions with CMS and other states include the following:

  • The Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) is highly supportive of Iowa’s outcomes-driven strategy
  • Traditional modular approaches to modernization have been challenging for most states
  • Vendors were impressed by Iowa’s initial introductory video and document library
  • Iowa plans to move forward with an innovative approach to achieving Medicaid program outcomes through modernization

The team created an interactive “Game of MES Outcomes” poster for the MESC poster session. Attendees had fun living the modernization journey while striving to certify their prioritized Medicaid module. 

June 6, 2022

The Iowa Department of Human Services is pleased to announce the release of Request for Information (RFI) MED-22-016, to obtain information about Medicaid Enterprise provider outcomes solutions. With this RFI, the Agency has prioritized the following three goals:

  1. Learn about software products available on the market that are best suited to accelerate our ability to achieve the target provider outcomes.
  2. Receive vendor feedback on best practice procurement approaches and payment methodologies for purchasing software and services.
  3. Receive vendor feedback on the Agency’s proposed implementation strategy.

The RFI can be found on the State of Iowa Bid Opportunities website.

May 23, 2022

Iowa Medicaid has recently launched a systems modernization initiative, beginning with solutions targeted at achieving the top business priority: improving the experience for providers and Medicaid staff in provider enrollment, screening, credentialing, and maintenance of provider information. This effort is called the Medicaid Enterprise Modernization Effort (MEME).

As active participants in the efforts of the MEME team related to provider outcomes  we are happy to announce the launch of the MEME webpage. The webpage provides information related to our implementation strategy, vision, outcomes and baseline data.  We invite you to subscribe to the page to continue to receive updates on MEME activities.