SLI Government Solutions Selected to Provide IV&V and Project Review Services for Colorado's Health Care Systems

SLI is providing quality control and consulting services to Colorado’s Department of Health Care Policy and Financing for their Integrated Eligibility, MMIS, and Interoperability Initiatives

SLI Government Solutions has been awarded an Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V) contract to provide certification review and project progress assessment services for Colorado’s Department of Health Care Policy and Financing (HCPF). SLI is providing resources to conduct IV&V reviews and assessments across multiple modernization components; including Integrated Eligibility, MMIS, and Interoperability Initiatives. This five-year contract covers all new systems modules or modification to existing Medicaid Systems and, prospectively, new systems coming online under the ARRA-HITECH Projects and/or any other Medicaid Enterprises Projects.

HCPF develops and implements policy and financing for Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program, called CHP+ in Colorado, as well as a variety of other publicly funded health care programs for Colorado’s low-income individuals, families, children, pregnant women, the elderly and people with disabilities.

Staff from SLI’s Center for Systems Integrity (CSI) are performing monthly reviews of multiple MMIS modules, the recently re-platformed eligibility system and customer portal, as well as the Joint Agency Interoperability project which is focused on data sharing and interoperability between health and human services agencies and programs.  SLI uses the most recent releases of the toolkits and direction from Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for reporting to ensure CMS is informed of project health status, risk management and mitigation activities.

“SLI is delivering a proven approach and a talented team to conduct IV&V services using our ISO 9001:2015 certified SQM3 methodology. SLI’s experience assisting Colorado and other health and human services agencies navigate systems modernization efforts means that our delivery team makes insightful recommendations and accurate assessments that meet the needs HCPF and CMS.” said Steven Esposito, President of SLI Government Solutions. “SLI is delighted to be assisting Colorado in meeting the needs of its staff and the public they serve,” Steve continued. “This multi-year award solidifies our place as a trusted partner in Colorado, where we are helping them deliver high quality products, on time and on budget for mission critical projects, while complying with federal requirements.”

SLI is now providing support for the system certification process in ten states: AZ, CO, HI, MS, ND, NJ, PA, PR, SC, and WY. SLI’s IV&V team will be leveraging the lessons learned in these other states to assist Colorado in preparing for CMS certification and in responding to CMS Certification findings. 

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About SLI Government Solutions: SLI is a nationally recognized partner with State and Local Government agencies. SLI’s Center for Systems Integrity provides Project Management Oversight, IV&V and Assessment Services, Quality Management, and software testing services. SLI offers customers an ISO 9001:2015 certified Quality Management methodology and framework, SQM3, which is derived from industry standards articulated by IEEE, PMBOK, ISO, SWEBOK, and COBIT. To learn more about CSI’s suite of services, please click here.