Press Release

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:  

www.okhca.org/about.aspx?id=3217  (OHCA)

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+ effort.

 

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.