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TPL Series – Don’t Miss Out!

September 22, 2020 in Current Update

Medicaid Enterprise Systems Community

Third Party Liability Series
October 6, 2020 – April 6, 2021
2:00 – 3:30 PM EDT

The Medicaid Enterprise Systems Community is pleased to host a seven part series regarding Third Party Liability (TPL) topics for Medicaid systems professionals. The series has been developed in collaboration with the TPL-TAG leadership to provide cutting edge information and guidance to help States perform at the highest levels of performance. The schedule of sessions includes:

  • October 6, 2020 – Decoupling TPL Services with the NASPO ValuePoint Consortium Procurement
  • November 10, 2020 – Estate Recovery Automation
  • December 1, 2020 – TPL Cost Avoidance: An Ounce of Avoidance is Worth a Pound of Chase. Using Advanced Data Techniques
  • January 5, 2021 – Next-Gen TPL is Here. Showcase new/innovative technology
  • February 2, 2021 – TPL-101
  • March 2, 2021 – Diving Deeper into TPL: Design Thinking Session
  • April 6, 2021 – TPL – TBD

All sessions are scheduled for the first Tuesday of each month between 2:00-3:30 PM ET.

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There are no registration fees for these virtual events.



Recorded Sessions Available for ‘A Conversation on Medicaid Enterprise Systems’

September 18, 2020 in Current Update

Over 1,300 participants representing every State in the country, as well as from the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) territory participated in the MESC 2020 – A Conversation on Medicaid Enterprise Systems: Where we are today and where we will be tomorrow on September 14, 2020.

 Valuable insights of planned activities over the next twelve months were shared from our panelists regarding priority areas for Medicaid Enterprise Systems from across the federal government, state governments, and industry partners. Panelists included:

 Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services

  • Karen Shields, Deputy Director
  • Julie Boughn, Director, Data and Systems Group,
  • Ed Dolly, Director, Division of State Systems

 State Representatives:

  • Brandon Lewis, West Virginia
  • Christine Nolan, Washington
  • Nora Huvane, Wyoming
  • Jesse Springer, Wyoming
  • David Whitham, Massachusetts
  • Joe Liscinsky, Vermont

 Private Sector Technology Group

  • Carrie Moore
  • Lorrie Scardino
  • Tony Franklin

 Human Services Information Technology Advisory Group

  • Jacque Gombach
  • Scott Dunn
  • Harvey Levin

 Recordings from the virtual event can be found here.

CMS Office Hours are Open!

August 13, 2020 in Current Update

State staff are invited to meet with CMS leaders during scheduled “Office Hours” throughout the months of October and November. This is a great opportunity for your state to spend 45 minutes with CMS leadership to engage in a dialog related to your state’s systems planning & activities.

Please choose one point person from your state to coordinate scheduling and complete the online registration form to request an appointment.

More information regarding the available dates and times will be forthcoming.

Click here to request an appointment. State staff only please.

MESC 2020 Update

August 10, 2020 in Current Update

While we miss seeing everyone in person, the main reason we hold the conference has not gone away:  to ensure that States and Territories have access to and effectively employ modern technology that strengthens our nation’s Medicaid programs.

The disruptive nature of the public health emergency highlights the need for us to connect as a community now more than ever. States and Territories are faced with ever-shrinking resources – technology must play a significant role in the ability of Medicaid programs to be resilient and meet the needs of the people and communities we strive to serve.

Over the next twelve months, the MESC Planning Committee will be announcing different opportunities for us to come together, exchange information, and build relationships. 

We look forward to connecting!

MESC 2020 Postponed until 2021

June 2, 2020 in Current Update

The MESC Planning Committee has made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Medicaid Enterprise Systems Conference.

While we are very disappointed that we will not be seeing you in person this August, we could not ignore the responses to our survey, reflecting many of you would not be able to attend based on funding restrictions or personal preference. Additionally, the city of Boston has severely restricted large gatherings and it is not clear when those restrictions will be lifted.

So, we will take a year and reunite in 2021. We will meet in a much changed environment, but the goals of the MESC will remain constant: to provide you a forum to hear the latest guidance and direction from the CMCS Data and Systems Group, to see and demo the technology that supports the Medicaid Program, and to meet with and learn from your peers and colleagues.

Our plan is to host MESC 2021 in Boston.

We are working with the Hynes Convention Center and our host hotels to secure dates in August 2021. We will provide you with updates as we make progress throughout the coming weeks. 

Between now and then, we will be working with CMS, States, and the Private Sector Technology Group to develop opportunities for learning and networking – be on the look-out for those announcements!

We appreciate your patience and understanding as we have worked through the decision making process. If you have any questions, please contact David Huffman at

MESC Planning Committee