In late September, Ad Hoc began work on the Medicaid and CHIP (Children’s Health Insurance Program) Financial System, otherwise known as MACFin. MACFin is part of a broader initiative — the Medicaid and CHIP Business Information Solution (MACBIS) — to modernize federal Medicaid IT systems. Specifically, MACFin will be consolidating and replacing several legacy systems that had been used for program budgeting, reporting, and analysis.
As a subcontractor to DCCA, Ad Hoc will be supplying front-end design and development, working to make MACFin interfaces user-friendly and effective for the state and federal Medicaid workers who have to supply and receive disparate information in order to serve beneficiaries. Ad Hoc is excited to bring our agile approach and human-centered design philosophy to building a modern Medicaid financial system. Helping to improve the user-experience and system functionality with modern web-development frameworks will allow CMS to better collect and use data to modernize and measure the Medicaid and CHIP program.
We’re excited about this project because for the first time we’ll be directly supporting the Medicaid mission to provide health coverage to millions of Americans, including eligible low-income adults, children, pregnant women, elderly adults and people with disabilities. Medicaid and CHIP enrollment has grown to over 72 million beneficiaries. Medicaid pays the costs for about 62 percent of seniors who are living in nursing homes, and as of 2017, nearly 11 million people obtained new health coverage through the expansion of Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act. That is the kind of impact we seek in our work.
We’re thrilled to be supporting MACBIS, the mission-critical system for providing these benefits. Through our work on HealthCare.gov through the CMS Website Development Services project, we bring years of experience in creating user-friendly ways to interact with these core pieces of government technology that are crucial to so many people. Ad Hoc continues to look for more opportunities and programs to help make meaningful impacts in the American healthcare system through government digital services.