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Care Coordination Models for Aged, Blind and Disabled Persons 

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What's New:


Cancellation of Notice of Solicitation 

Released June 14, 2017   

 Issue Statement

Released December 1, 2016 

SoonerHealth+ Request for Proposals (RFP) is released

The Oklahoma Office of Management and Enterprise Services (OMES) released the SoonerHealth+ Request for Proposal (RFP) on Nov. 30, 2016. A fully capitated, statewide model of care coordination was chosen to best serve Oklahoma Medicaid’s Aged, Blind and Disabled (ABD) population.    

Proposals may be submitted until Feb. 28, 2017. The procurement period, including evaluation of potential responses, will last for six months and is scheduled to end by June of 2017. Starting today, OHCA enters into a silent period, lasting until the end of the procurement period. OHCA staff members will not be allowed to speak on the RFP or the process during this time.    

The Oklahoma Health Care Authority (OHCA) adheres to the National Association of State Procurement Officials (NASPO) guide, state law and statutes as defined by the Oklahoma Central Purchasing Act, and procurement ethics and standard of conduct as defined by Oklahoma Central Purchasing Division Administrative Rules. All information regarding the RFP shall remain confidential until the contract is awarded.    

Per the OMES, Central Purchasing Division Administrative Rules OAC 260:115-7-32:    

Bid Evaluation

(d) Prohibited disclosure. Agency personnel shall not announce or reveal their decision regarding supplier evaluation or recommendation for award in any public manner or forum, including board meetings, until the State Purchasing Director has issued the award of contract.  

OHCA has temporarily suspended stakeholder meetings and public presentations for SoonerHealth+ activities for the duration of the procurement period.  Questions will only be accepted using the official question process that can be found in section 3.3 of the RFP under the “Submission of Questions” heading.   

OMES procurement information can be found at Oklahoma Central Purchasing Rules (OAC 260:115)  

Oklahoma Central Purchasing Act (74 O. S. §85.1, et seq.)

RFP Release

Released November 30, 2016 

Click here to access the RFP.


 February 2017  

SoonerHealth+ Draft/Modeled Capitation Rate Development & Data Book (Actuarial Bidders' Conference - Feb. 1, 2017) - Presentation by Mike Nordstrom (Mercer Government Human Services Consulting)

Pursuant to House Bill 1566 passed by the Oklahoma Legislature and signed by Gov. Mary Fallin in April 2015, the OHCA will issue a Request For Proposal (RFP) for a care coordination model for the Aged, Blind and Disabled (ABD) populations. To comply with the new state regulation, the OHCA has and continues to solicit information and input from a wide variety of stakeholders including but not limited to members, advocates, providers, health care systems, and the general public. OHCA went through a Request For Information (RFI) process in June of 2015, for the development and requirements of the RFP.

The OHCA continues to gather contact information for stakeholders interested in being a part of the discussions. All interested parties are encouraged to provide their contact information including especially an email address, to receive periodic updates as well as notifications of future stakeholder meetings.

In order to comply with Oklahoma State Procurement law, OHCA has entered into a silent period lasting until the end of the procurement period. Questions will only be accepted using the official question process that can be found in section 3.3 of the RFP under the "Submission of Questions" heading.

Update (Aug. 8, 2016)

Hold all questions:

After the RFP release, an RFP question-and-answer period will be scheduled. (This is when further questions will be considered and answered on all websites, including OHCA, ABD and Central Purchasing.)

 The schedule of stakeholder meetings is below:


ABD Care Coordination Timeline 

  (All Dates Are Tentative And Subject To Change)

June 2016

  • RFP Development Continues  
  • Stakeholder Meeting- Tuesday, June 14, 2016  - Canceled   

July 2016

August 2016

  • Actuary Work Continues
  • Draft RFP To The Center For Medicare And Medicaid Services (CMS) For Approval
  • Stakeholder Meeting-Tuesday, August 9, 2016  - Canceled 

September 2016 

October 2016

  • Actuary Work Finalized
  • CMS Reviews RFP
  • Stakeholder Meeting- Tuesday, October 11, 2016 - Canceled 

November 2016 

December 2016

  • RFP Bidder Question And Answer Period
  • Stakeholder Meeting- Tuesday, December 13, 2016 (2-4 p.m. CST) - Canceled             

January 2017

  • Federal/State Authority Policy Development

February 2017

  • RFP Responses Due End of Month   
  • Continue Federal/State Authority Policy Development

March 2017

  • Review and evaluate RFP Responses   
  • Prepare Instructions for RFP Oral Presentations  
  • Continue Federal/State Authority Policy Development

April 2017

  • Oral Presentations
  • Continue Federal/State Authority Policy Development

June 2017

  • RFP Award      
  • Begin Operational Readiness Review Planning 

Fall 2017

  • Readiness review for enrollment of year one populations

January 2018

  • Initiation of enrollment of year one populations

April 1, 2018

  • Initiation of services to year one populations

April 1, 2019 - April 1, 2020

  •  Initiation of Services

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  • If you are a stakeholder and want to receive regular email updates on important project updates, click here to submit your contact information.
  • Please send your comments and concerns to OHCA at ABD@okhca.org. All potential bidders and their consultants are reminded to hold all questions for submission to the OHCA Contracts Coordinator only during the Question and Answer period of the RFP.