State officials say they do not know when work will resume on a new computerized Medicaid management system because negotiations have not been completed with the company hired to do the work.
The state signed a $62 million contract in 2008 with Client Network Service Inc. of Maryland to develop a new computerized system for the program that pays medical expenses for poor people. The state ended the contract in 2010 because of a dispute on the timing and quality of the work, but the state and the company have since agreed to resume the project.
State Social Services Secretary Kim Malsam-Rysdon says the project's timing is uncertain because negotiations continue on what will happen when work resumes.
The federal government is paying 90 percent of the new system's cost.
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