What is SIGMA?

Statewide Integrated Governmental Management Application (SIGMA), is a major initiative for the State of Michigan, focused on replacement of the state’s current enterprise wide financial systems, Michigan Administrative Information Network (MAIN). SIGMA provides more functionality than the current systems and will improve the way Michigan performs all financial activities, including budgeting, accounting, payments, and business and grant opportunities. SIGMA has the capacity for future modifications, enhancements, and upgrades, to ensure Michigan will continue to make the best use of new technology and processes in the foreseeable future.

What is SIGMA VSS?

SIGMA Vendor Self-Service (SIGMA VSS), is the vendor portal where you can register, maintain your account, and perform financial inquires. SIGMA VSS will improve how the State of Michigan will work with vendors, payees and grantees, replacing Contract & Payment Express (C&PE) and Buy4Michigan. If you have an active account in the C&PE system on June 30, 2017, you will be converted to the user-friendly SIGMA VSS. July 31, 2017 you will need to go into SIGMA VSS and claim your account.

SIGMA Vendor/Customer IDs

  • Medical providers are considered vendors in SIGMA VSS.
  • Vendor/Customer IDs will be auto-generated in SIGMA.
  • IDs will be 9-digit numeric values with 2-character alpha prefix.
  • Vendors can have multiple Vendor/Customer IDs per tax identification number.
  • Unique Vendor/Customer ID improves privacy.

SIGMA/VSS Benefits

  

 


Key Dates

  • July 31, 2017: Providers converted to SIGMA VSS  
  • September 22, 2017: C&PE no longer available for update 
  • October 3, 2017: SIGMA Go Live
  • October 5, 2017: No Payments and RAs from CHAMPS
  • October 12, 2017: Combined 40 & 41 pay cycles from CHAMPS

Updates

October 19, 2017:Attention ALL ProvidersCHAMPS EFT payments for pay cycle 42, pay date 10/19/2017, from Michigan Department of Health and Human Service (MDHHS) will be delayed one day to 10/20/2017.

CHAMPS Remittance Advices (RA), i.e. HIPAA Electronic 835 transactions & paper, will be generated as scheduled today, Thursday 10/19/17.

For questions please contact Provider Support by phone (800) 292-2550 or email ProviderSupport@Michigan.gov

October 11, 2017:Attention ALL Providers: As part of the transition to Statewide Integrated Governmental Management Application (SIGMA), a very small number of providers will experience a one day or two day delay in payment for combined 40 & 41 pay cycles from Michigan Department of Health and Human Service (MDHHS).

Please NOTE:  MDHHS will make all efforts to directly contact providers impacted by this delay.

CHAMPS Remittance Advices (RA), i.e. HIPAA Electronic 835 transactions & paper, will be generated as scheduled on Thursday 10/12/17.

We appreciate your patience during this transition. If you have not received your payment from pay cycles 40 & 41 by pay cycle 42 please contact Provider Support by phone (800) 292-2550 or email ProviderSupport@Michigan.gov

Additional SIGMA resources and Provider information can be found at Michigan.gov/MedicaidProviders

For more information on SIGMA’s major improvements, visit Michigan.gov/SIGMAVSS  

September 8, 2017 & July 11, 2017:Attention ALL Providers: Please be advised: As part of the transition from the current State of Michigan (SOM) financial system, Michigan Administrative Information Network (MAIN), to Statewide Integrated Governmental Management Application (SIGMA), there will be a delay in payment and Remittance Advices (RA), i.e. HIPAA Electronic 835 transactions & paper, from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS).

CHAMPS Pay cycle 40 payments (pay date 10/5/2017) and RAs will be delayed and pushed into pay cycle 41 (pay date 10/12/2017). Please be mindful as there will be no payments and RAs generated on 10/5/2017; pay cycles 40 and 41 payments and RAs from CHAMPS will be combined on pay date 10/12/2017.

In the event issues may arise given the transition from MAIN to SIGMA, MDHHS will immediately notify providers. 

SIGMA Key Dates: 

  • July 31, 2017: Providers converted to SIGMA VSS  
  • September 22, 2017: C&PE no longer available for update 
  • October 5, 2017: No Payments and RAs from CHAMPS
  • October 12, 2017: Combined 40 & 41 pay cycles from CHAMPS

Benefits Include: 

  • Manage account information, view invoice and payment information for checks and EFTs 24 hours a day, 7 days a week!
  • Improved communication through automated e-mails 
  • Unique Vendor/Customer ID improves privacy 
  • Provides more detailed spending analysis and robust report options

For more information on SIGMA’s major improvements, visit Michigan.gov/SIGMAVSS  

Additional SIGMA resources and Provider information can be found at Michigan.gov/MedicaidProviders

For questions please contact the SIGMA Vendor Customer Support Center (VCSC) at SIGMA-Vendor@Michigan.gov 

 

June 7, 2017: Attention ALL Providers: The State of Michigan is upgrading its financial and business systems to a new system, SIGMA. 

SIGMA, Statewide Integrated Governmental Management Application, will improve the way Michigan performs all financial activities, including budgeting, accounting, payments, and business and grant opportunities. SIGMA Vendor Self-Service (VSS) improves how we work with vendors, payees and grantees, replacing Contract & Payment Express (C&PE) and Buy4Michigan.

If you have an active account in the C&PE system on June 30, 2017, you will be converted to the user-friendly SIGMA VSS.

For more information on SIGMA’s major improvements, visit Michigan.gov/SIGMAVSS

For questions please contact the SIGMA Vendor Customer Support Center (VCSC) at SIGMA-Vendor@Michigan.gov


Facts You Need to Know About SIGMA

 

CHAMPS Information

This document contains pertinent information as it pertains to SIGMA and its association with CHAMPS: Outlining the changes that will take place and how providers will be affected. This document is broken down into the following sections Key Dates: Delays, Provider Enrollment, Claims, and Remittance Advice.

 

Claim Your Account FAQ

Providers who had an active account in Contract and Payment Express (C&PE) on or before June 30, 2017 were converted to SIGMA Vendor Self Service (SIGMA VSS). Providers who were converted from C&PE to SIGMA VSS can now claim their account in SIGMA VSS. 


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