This brief provides a detailed explanation of MARS-E 2.0 and how states can use it to better secure any of their healthcare programs. The target audience is State CIOs, Enterprise Architects, global system integrators (GSIs), and all Administering Entities (AEs) involved in the modernizing of state Medicaid, Integrated Eligibility, or Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) systems. 

MARS-E provides specific guidance to states and all Medicaid administering entities on how to secure information systems and protect data with a specific focus on protected health and personally identifiable information.