Substance Use Disorder 1115(a) Waiver Evaluation Design Implementation

Agency: State Government of New Hampshire
State: New Hampshire
Level of Government: State & Local
Category:
  • C - Architect and Engineering Services - Construction
  • G - Social Services
  • R - Professional, Administrative and Management Support Services
Opps ID: NBD14608686091609583
Posted Date: Jan 5, 2021
Due Date: Feb 8, 2021
Solicitation No: RFP-2021-DMS-01-SUBST
Source: Members Only
Description

This Request for Proposals (RFP) is published to solicit proposals from vendors to implement an evaluation design in order to enable the Department to meet the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) independent evaluation requirements for the Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Section 1115(a) Medicaid Demonstration Waiver (SUD 1115 Demonstration).

Documents RFP-2021-DMS-01-SUBST
Release Date January 5, 2021
Closing Date/Time February 8, 2021 11:59PM
Program Area Division of Medicaid Services
Contact Shannon DuBreuil
Telephone (603) 271-9615
E-mail Address Shannon.Dubreuil@dhhs.nh.gov

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State of New Hampshire
Department of Health and Human Services
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
RFP-2021-DMS-01-SUBST
FOR
Substance Use Disorder 1115(a) Waiver
Evaluation Design Implementation
January 5, 2021
New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services
Substance Use Disorder 1115(a) Waiver
Evaluation Design Implementation
TABLE OF CONTENTS
1. INTRODUCTION
4
Purpose and Overview
4
Contract Period
5
2. BACKGROUND AND REQUIRED SERVICES
5
New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Medicaid Services
5
Background
5
3. STATEMENT OF WORK
7
Scope of Services
7
Reporting Requirements
12
Staffing
14
References
15
Performance Measures
15
Compliance
15
Contract Monitoring Provisions
18
4. FINANCE
20
Financial Standards
20
Budget, Staff List and Budget Narrative
21
5. PROPOSAL EVALUATION
22
Selection
22
Technical Proposal
22
Cost Proposal
23
6. PROPOSAL PROCESS
23
Contact Information Sole Point of Contact
23
Procurement Timetable
24
Letter of Intent
24
Questions and Answers
25
Exceptions
25
RFP Amendment
26
Proposal Submission
26
Non-Collusion
27
Collaborative Proposals
27
Validity of Proposals
27
Property of Department
27
Proposal Withdrawal
27
Public Disclosure
27
Non-Commitment
28
Liability
29
Request for Additional Information or Materials
29
Oral Presentations and Discussions
29
Successful Proposer Notice and Contract Negotiations
29
Scope of Award and Contract Award Notice
29
Site Visits
29
Protest of Intended Award
30
Contingency
30
Ethical Requirements
30
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New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services
Substance Use Disorder 1115(a) Waiver
Evaluation Design Implementation
7. PROPOSAL OUTLINE AND REQUIREMENTS
30
Presentation and Identification
30
Outline and Detail
31
8. MANDATORY BUSINESS SPECIFICATIONS
34
Contract Terms, Conditions and Liquidated Damages, Forms
34
9. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
35
Appendix A Form P-37 General Provisions and Standard Exhibits
35
Appendix B Contract Monitoring Provisions
35
Appendix C CLAS Requirements
35
Appendix D Budget Sheet
35
Appendix E Program Staff List
35
Appendix F Vendor Reference Form
35
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New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services
Substance Use Disorder 1115(a) Waiver
Evaluation Design Implementation
1. INTRODUCTION
Purpose and Overview
This Request for Proposals (RFP) is published to solicit proposals from vendors to
implement an evaluation design in order to enable the Department to meet the Centers
for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) independent evaluation requirements for
the Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Section 1115(a) Medicaid Demonstration Waiver
(SUD 1115 Demonstration).
The Department is seeking one (1) vendor with the following skills, knowledge, and
experience to complete both phases of the project:
Demonstrated experience in conducting scientifically rigorous evaluation,
with the ability to implement a mixed-methods design that incorporates both
quantitative and qualitative measurement, including secondary
administrative and electronic health data, primary data collection through
interviews and surveys and document review.
Experience in evaluating Medicaid programs and understanding the
importance of the relationship between federal and state Medicaid
programs.
Experience in evaluating Section 1115(a) Medicaid Waiver projects,
especially those with some commonalities to New Hampshire’s waiver, are
preferred.
Demonstrated experience in conducting evaluations using quasi-
experimental, pre-post design, and/or interrupted time series design.
Expertise in quantitative data analysis, qualitative theme analysis, statistical
analysis, and data reporting and visualization or ability to provide such
expertise.
Demonstrated project management experience with a proven track record
in meeting project deliverables.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Demonstrated ability to organize information clearly and concisely.
The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (Department)
anticipates awarding one (1) contract for the services in this RFP.
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New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services
Substance Use Disorder 1115(a) Waiver
Evaluation Design Implementation
Contract Period
The Contract resulting from this RFP is anticipated to be effective upon
Governor & Executive Council approval, through December 30, 2025.
The selected Vendor must be available to begin providing services upon
Governor and Executive Council approval of the resulting contract.
The Department may extend contracted services for up to two (2) additional
years, contingent upon satisfactory Contractor performance, continued funding,
and Governor and Executive Council approval.
2. BACKGROUND AND REQUIRED SERVICES
New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services, Division of
Medicaid Services
The New Hampshire Division of Medicaid Services is a federal and state funded
health care program that provides health care services to a wide range of
individuals and families who meet certain eligibility requirements. The program
works to ensure all eligible adults and children have access to necessary health
care services by enrolling and paying providers to deliver covered services to
eligible recipients. Medicaid provides payment for health care services ranging
from routine preventive medical care for children to institutional care for elderly
and disabled individuals.
Background
2.2.1. On November 1, 2017, CMS sent a letter to State Medicaid Directors
inviting states to apply for SUD 1115 Demonstrations to have an opportunity
to receive federal financial participation (FFP) for the continuum of services to
treat addiction to opioids or other substances, including services provided to
Medicaid enrollees residing in residential treatment facilities. Ordinarily such
residential treatment services are not eligible for federal Medicaid
reimbursement due to the exclusion in the Medicaid statute of services
provided to patients in institutions for mental diseases (IMDs). A copy of the
letter
can
be
found
online
at:
https://www.medicaid.gov/sites/default/files/federal-policy-
guidance/downloads/smd17003.pdf
2.2.2. On April 24, 2018, New Hampshire submitted an application for an SUD
1115 Demonstration and received approval for the Demonstration from CMS
on August 3, 2018. The approval and CMS Special Terms and Conditions
(STCs) can be found at: https://www.medicaid.gov/Medicaid-CHIP-Program-
Information/By-Topics/Waivers/1115/downloads/nh/sud-treatment-recovery-
access/nh-sud-treatment-recovery-access-stcs-07102018.pdf
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