FOLSOM, CA--(Marketwire - Sep 5, 2012) - The California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) awarded Visionary Integration Professionals (VIP) a $6.5 million contract to deliver project management support services for the California Medicaid Management Information System (CA-MMIS) project.

VIP will provide integral project support to DHCS in executing its responsibilities for managing the design, development, and implementation services for a replacement of CA-MMIS, a 30-year-old legacy IT system that supports the Medi-Cal program. The CA-MMIS system processes payments to medical care providers on behalf of 7.2 million Medi-Cal beneficiaries.

A recent healthcare expansion has been successful for VIP, an IT services and management consulting firm headquartered in Folsom, Calif. This contract award marks its third healthcare-related contract win this quarter, worth a total of nearly $10 million.

"Our recent healthcare expansion has been successful because of our very talented staff, proven methodologies and a long-standing commitment to help our customers achieve tangible results," said VIP Senior Vice President Jeff Mullins. "The CA-MMIS replacement project is one of the largest and most complex healthcare technology initiatives in the United States, and we appreciate the opportunity to support DHCS with it."

VIP's 8-person team of project management support consultants will include Mullins as the executive project advisor, and VIP Director Nishant Agrawal as the engagement manager. The team will maintain daily oversight of all aspects of vendor compliance, project schedule and resources. VIP will also contribute to the early identification and resolution of issues and mitigation of risks by implementing practical, cost-effective solutions. 

"VIP's team for the CA-MMIS engagement combines extensive project management experience with deep Medicaid domain expertise," said Agrawal. "We look forward to assisting DHCS in achieving the goals and objectives for one of the largest State of California programs."

For more information about VIP's Management Consulting practice, visit the company's website.

About VIP
Visionary Integration Professionals (VIP) is an IT services and management consulting firm that helps government and commercial clients in various industries increase productivity, maximize revenue, improve performance, mitigate risks, and reduce costs. VIP has six offices across the U.S. including its headquarters in Folsom, Calif.

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