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Illinois Medicaid upgrade to use Michigan system

Illinois Medicaid upgrade to use Michigan system Under the agreement, Illinois will be able to use Michigan's information system for Medicaid, the state and federal program that pays medical expenses for the poor and disabled. llinois' current system is more than 30 years old. Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services Director Julie Hamos says the joint venture will save taxpayers' money. Officials estimate saving $10 million for Illinois and $76 million for the federal government, which is helping to fund the Illinois improvements. The first phase of the system will launch in early 2014. The Michigan system was built by Gaithersburg, Md.-based CNSI, which was chosen in a competitive process. About 342,000 low-income Illinoisans will be newly eligible for government-sponsored health insurance through Medicaid starting in January as part of legislation signed into law Monday by Gov. Pat Quinn. The expansion of the state-administered Medicaid program, one of the central components of President Barack Obama's 2010 health care overhaul law, will be financed fully by the federal government for the first three years, then gradually decline to 90 percent by 2020. Project Name Illinois Medicaid upgrade to use Michigan system Location Illinois , USA Commence 2013 Completion -NA- Estimated Investment -NA- Capacity -NA- Key Players Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services

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