District of Columbia Access System (DCAS) – IV&V

District of Columbia Department of Health Care Finance
Health & Human Service

Project Overview

Independent Verification and Validation of the KPMG implementation of the 3rd release of the District of Columbia Access System. The implementation of DCAS R3 will complete the District’s long-term project to fully integrate all health and human services eligibility and enrollment. Once complete, DCAS will enable District residents to apply for medical, cash, food, energy assistance, homeless services, and other local health and human services benefit programs via a modernized, seamless web-based enterprise platform

Performance Period

Description of Work Performed

TDC is a part of the District of Columbia Access System (DCAS) Release 3 IV&V Team in support of the DFHV. The DCAS is a state-of-the-art health and human services solution, providing the District with a new integrated eligibility system for Medicaid, Supplemental Assistance Nutrition Program (SNAP), Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) and other programs with new case management capabilities that span other programs and agencies. The DCAS establishes a common portal for District of Columbia constituents and businesses to gain access, eligibility and enrollment into a broad range of health and human service programs and benefits provided by the District. TDC’s team of six (6) professionals are responsible to monitor and evaluate the project from inception to system acceptance, ensuring that both the District and vendors employ best practices, that software meets reusability and quality requirements, user acceptance, and go-live criteria, and that project deliverables meet content specifications and quality standards. TDC personnel additionally ensure compliance with Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) guidelines and provide hands-on management and guidance of all vendor and District testing activities.

Key Takeaways

  • IV&V

  • CMS compliance

  • Organizational Change Management