MAIS Sponsors AAPWA Conference, Presents to Attendees
The Medical Assistance Intercept System (MAIS) recently attended the American Association of Public Welfare Attorneys (AAPWA) 46th Annual National Training and Continuing Education Conference in Newport, Rhode Island. As a conference sponsor, MAIS maintained an exhibit booth where representatives had the opportunity to interact with attorneys from across the country to educate them about Rhode Island's newest Medicaid tool.
In addition to sponsoring the conference, MAIS presented to attendees as part of a Medicaid Recoveries session. The MAIS presentation highlighted the program's history and results, as well as provided a live demonstration of its innovative websites. The audience was shown how to use the MAIS interactive lookup site to research claims and request updates and received a behind-the-scenes look at the advanced administrative websites used by MAIS and Rhode Island staff to process matches. MAIS was able to make valuable connections at the AAPWA conference, which will prove beneficial as Rhode Island looks to expand the program nationwide.
MAIS offers a unique opportunity for Medicaid programs to proactively recoup costs through insurance intercept instead of waiting for claims to be paid to begin the recovery process. Endorsed by the insurance industry, MAIS is modeled after the very successful Child Support Lien Network (CSLN) operating in 32 states and hosted by the State of Rhode Island. The MAIS program streamlines the workflow while introducing technology that has a proven track record for Medicaid agencies across the country.