November 30, 2016
OHCA Contacts: Jo Kilgore - (405) 522-7474, Jennie Melendez - (405) 522-7404
SoonerHealth+ Releases Request for Proposal (RFP) for Aged, Blind and Disabled (ABD) Care Coordination
OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma Office of Management and
Enterprise Services (OMES) released the RFP today for SoonerHealth+, the fully capitated, statewide model of care coordination
that is being developed for Oklahoma Medicaid’s ABD population.
The RFP is being issued at the directive of state leadership
whom approved House Bill 1566 during the 2015 session, requesting OHCA to initiate the proposal process. The legislation’s intent is
to provide ABD members with better access to care, improved quality and health
outcomes, as well as controlled costs by utilizing a care coordination model.
OHCA follows state of Oklahoma and national procurement
guidelines. Starting today, OHCA enters into a silent period, lasting until the
end of this six-month procurement period. OHCA staff members will not be
allowed to speak on the RFP or the process during this time.
OHCA has suspended stakeholder meetings and public
presentations on 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.
The RFP can be found at:
Proposals can be submitted until Feb. 28, 2017. The
procurement period is scheduled to end in June of 2017. Stakeholders are
encouraged to visit www.okhca.org/abdcarecoordination
to sign up for “web alerts” to receive the latest information on the SoonerHealth+
The Oklahoma Health Care
Authority (OHCA) administers two key health programs for the state. The first
is SoonerCare, Oklahoma’s Medicaid program. SoonerCare works to improve the
health outcomes of Oklahomans by ensuring that medically necessary benefits and
services are responsive to the health care needs of our members. Qualifying
Oklahomans include certain low-income children, seniors, the disabled, those
being treated for breast or cervical cancer and those seeking family planning
services. The second program OHCA operates is Insure Oklahoma, which assists
qualifying adults and small business employees in obtaining health care
coverage for themselves and their families. OHCA strives to educate and engage
our current 809,237 members regarding personal responsibilities for their
health services utilization, behaviors, and outcomes in partnership with a
state-wide network of 42,209 providers. For more information, visit www.okhca.org or www.insureoklahoma.org.