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The Department of Health Care Policy and Financing (Department) is committed to creating a high-performing, cost-effective Medicaid system that delivers quality services and improves the health of Coloradans. The next iteration of the Accountable Care Collaborative seeks to leverage the proven successes of Colorado Medicaid’s programs to enhance the Health First Colorado (Colorado’s Medicaid program) member and provider experience.
Goals of Phase II
Objectives of Phase II
The Department has released the formal request for proposals (RFP) for seven Regional Accountable Entities for the next iteration of the Accountable Care Collaborative. The RFP documents are available below for stakeholder viewing and are current as of the initial posting on May 11, 2017.
Potential bidders must access the RFP using the State’s procurement website for the most current information. The deadline for proposal submission is July 28, 2017.
In accordance with State procurement rules, the Department may only respond to questions from potential bidders regarding the RFP through the official inquiry process. The Department is also restricted from discussing the RFP until contract awards are formally announced and all protests and appeals are settled.
For more information regarding State procurement rules, please see the State of Colorado Procurement Manual.
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The Department would like to thank the more than 255 providers, advocates, potential vendors and other stakeholders who provided comments on the draft Accountable Care Collaborative Phase II draft request for proposals (RFP) and corresponding appendices. The Department sought targeted comments on the draft RFP from stakeholders to help refine the content for the formal release of the RFP in the spring 2017.
Since April 2014, the Department has been in ongoing conversations with stakeholders across the state regarding the next iteration of the Accountable Care Collaborative. The Department sought targeted comments between November 4, 2016 and January 13, 2017 on the draft RFP from stakeholders to help refine the content for the formal release of the RFP in the spring 2017. The snapshot below shows the Department’s outreach efforts on the draft RFP.
The Department has worked diligently to distill, and where possible, incorporate comments received on the draft RFP.
Respondents expressed in their comments overall support for increasing integration of the behavioral and physical health systems, increased focus on member responsiveness, and increased steps to build the health neighborhood.
The Department was able to make some updates to the RFP and encourages stakeholders to review the final scope of work in the RFP for additional details. Some reoccurring comments, however, were unable to be incorporated in to the RFP by the Department including:
Accountable Care Collaborative Phase II Key Concepts
Fact Sheets & Policy Decisions
RFIs are used to solicit advice and expertise from the public in advance of the creation of an RFP or a contract. Anyone is welcome to respond to an RFI, though oftentimes certain sections of an RFI are tailored to specific groups or entities – like providers, clients, or potential vendors. Alongside Colorado Health Institute (CHI), the Department has attended numerous public meetings across the state to hear stakeholders' concerns and aspirations. These conversations have helped to inform the RFI process.
The RCCO RFI was a "question-only" request for information. This means the RFI contained a series of targeted questions, rather than extensive draft contract language. This process has two advantages. First, it allows respondents greater latitude to focus on the areas they think are most important. Second, the information and perspectives shared by respondents are able to frame the conversation before specific contract requirements are formulated.
The RFI was released in late October 2014 and formal responses were due on November 24, 2014.
The RFI questions are available on Colorado BIDS and below.
Stakeholder Engagement Webinar Slides
Recorded Stakeholder Engagement Webinar