Medicaid Information Technology Architecture (MITA)

The Medicaid Information Technology Architecture (MITA) initiative sponsored by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is intended to foster integrated business and IT transformation across the Medicaid enterprise to improve the administration of the Medicaid program.

The MITA Initiative is a national framework to support improved systems development and health care management for the Medicaid enterprise. MITA has a number of goals, including development of seamless and integrated systems that communicate effectively through interoperability and common standards.

CMS is pleased to release the final update to MITA 3.0 Part 1, Appendices C and D. We have completed the comment period and are encouraging states to submit their MITA 3.0 State Self-Assessment (SS-A).

Further information may be found in the Informational Bulletin issued on “Medicaid Information Technology Architecture (MITA) Guidance" in the Federal Policy Guidance

MITA 3.0

This version updates version 2.0 published in 2006 and takes into account the availability of new technologies such as cloud computing and new legislative requirements. See the Medicaid Information Technology Architecture (MITA) 3.0 page for additional information.

MITA Governance

The Center for Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) Services (CMCS) Data and Systems Group (DSG) is pleased to announce the establishment of a structure for Medicaid Information Technology Architecture (MITA) Governance.

MITA White Papers

The materials below contains MITA issues and discussion pieces to assist you in planning and implementation.

MITA Behavioral Health

States vary widely in the extent of their collaborations across State mental health (MH) and substance abuse (SA) agencies, referred together as behavioral health (BH) agencies, with external BH agencies and the State Medicaid agency. In an effort to narrow these gaps, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) entered into a joint project to adapt Medicaid Information Technology Architecture (MITA) planning tools and processes for BH activities to facilitate greater coordination, cooperation, and interoperability among agencies, programs, and systems at both the federal and state levels.

The BH-MITA project developed the key elements of a BH Business Architecture, describing the needs and goals of State BH agencies and a collective vision for the future. For more information about the BH-MITA Business Architecture components:

State and Technical Assistance Teams

Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services (CMCS) provides technical assistance to states on an ongoing basis on all Medicaid and CHIP topics. However, for several specific programs, CMCS has also contracted with outside entities to provide technical assistance to states on behalf of the Center. See the Medicaid State Technical Assistance page for additional information.

MITA Modeling Training Package

Training Package