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Updated Medicaid Information Technology Systems Guidance: Streamlined Modular Certification for Medicaid Enterprise Systems

This State Medicaid Director Letter (SMDL) provides updated Medicaid Information Technology
(IT) project guidance and discusses requirements for states as the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid
Services (CMS) continues to streamline the certification approach and move toward OutcomesBased Certification (OBC) for Medicaid Enterprise Systems (MES). This SMDL introduces a
Streamlined Modular Certification (SMC) process and, effective immediately, sunsets the existing
processes known as the Medicaid Enterprise Certification Toolkit (MECT) and the Medicaid
Eligibility and Enrollment Toolkit (MEET).

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Issued by: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)

Issue Date: April 14, 2022

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