Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services (DMAS), Richmond, VA

Project Management Consultant, 2000 – 2003
Recruited to assist Virginia Medicaid agency in management of failing MMIS development effort. Key member of executive management team that oversaw development and implementation.

  • Constructed overall project plan covering system development, testing, and implementation efforts to monitor project progress, solve schedule-related problems, and assess contractor performance.
  • Coordinated team of 17 consultants in overall DMAS management of project.
    • Advised DMAS management on oversight issues related to project status and contractor performance:
    • Conducted analysis of contractor programming quality, feasibility of and conformance to contractor proposed development schedule, and progress of contractor systems testing efforts;
    • Created and maintained status metrics, charts, and graphs for ongoing project management.
    • Made presentations to DMAS Director and authored correspondence for DMAS Director’s signature documenting findings in previous analysis;
    • Prepared periodic and as-needed project reports for Governor’s Office, Secretary of Health and Human Resources, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, and State Department of Technology.
  • Led team of three specialists in risk management and quality assurance efforts.
  • Conducted systems analysis – preparation of operations concepts and MMIS change specifications – for the following DMAS initiatives:
    • State program to provide health care benefits to children of working poor (FAMIS);
    • Department cost savings initiative involving prescription drug preauthorization.
  • Authored multi-volume project history for state Joint Legislative Audit & Review Commission.
  • Credited with rescuing foundering $60,000,000 project.