Promising Start for Rhode Island Medicaid Intercept System
In collaboration with the insurance industry and attorney offices, MAIS matches personal injury and workers' compensation claims against the Rhode Island Medicaid database. MAIS has processed over 26,000 matches to date and, after performing quality assurance activities, has placed liens on over 440 cases. These liens total over $5.7 million, which is quite significant for a state with 250,000 Medicaid recipients. Some individual liens are substantial, with the largest lien amount valued at over $400,000.
Rhode Island and the MAIS program have created an opportunity for states to take advantage of technology by introducing innovative solutions for the Medicaid industry. After fifteen months of operation, MAIS has proven its potential for significant contributions to state Medicaid programs. As MAIS moves forward, Rhode Island is looking to expand the program nationwide to help more states advance their Medicaid efforts.