MMIS 2012 - Boston, MA
August 19 - 23
What is the MMIS Conference?
The national Medicaid Management Information Systems (MMIS) conference is an annual meeting for State, Federal and private sector individuals to provide them with opportunities to exchange ideas related to Medicaid systems (MMIS) and health policy affected by those systems. The conference has been in existence since the nineties and has recently grown to an attendance of approximately twelve hundred. States volunteer to host the event and work with a committee of Federal, State and private sector individuals to plan and execute the conference. Over the past nine years, MMIS Conferences have been held in Louisiana, Oklahoma, Montana, Rhode Island, California, Nashville and Chicago. MMIS 2010 was held in Portland, Oregon and the 2011 conference was held in Austin, Texas.
The MMIS conference spans five days. Business meetings are held on Sunday and general sessions and breakout sessions are held Monday through Thursday. Past keynote speakers have included Peter Waegemann, CEO, Medical Records Institute, Dr. David Brailer, former Director of the Office of the National Coordinator and Todd Park, Cheif Technology Officer, US Department of Health and Human Services. The conference tracks typically focus on issues related to MMIS procurement, funding, and operations. Additionally, celebrity speakers have included Emmy award winning motivational speaker Loretta LaRoche and Dr. Patch Adams who is known to many by the movie of the same name featuring Robin Williams.
Exhibitors at the MMIS conference include large and small companies involved in Medicaid systems. Over 60 exhibitors participated in the 2010 conference and the 2011 conferenence that was held in Austin, Texas attracted several new sponsors and exhibitors.
Our attendees traveled from 45 states, DC and the US Virgin Islands for the 2009 MMIS Conference held in Chicago Illinois and our Exhibit Hall featured 70 booths (57 unique companies) including 15 first time exhibitors. In addition to exhibit space, various sponsorship opportunities are offered to exhibitors to provide them with access to potential customers. The 2011 MMIS Conference held in Austin, Texas reached a new milestone with over 1200 attendees participating.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) participates and offers sessions on their current initiatives related to the Medicaid Information Technology Architecture (MITA). MITA is intended to foster integrated business and IT transformation across Medicaid programs and to ultimately improve the administration of those programs.
The coordinator for the 2012 conference is the New England States Consortium Systems Organization (NESCSO). NESCSO also coordinated the MMIS conferences in 2001, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011.
NESCSO is a non-profit corporation organized by the six New England Health and Human services agencies and the University of Massachusetts Medical School. The mission of the organization is to foster communication and collaboration among members through information sharing and joint projects.
For additional information, please contact NESCSO at firstname.lastname@example.org or view additional information on the NESCSO website.