Maternal Opioid Misuse Model

The Department is in the process of applying for the Maternal Opioid Misuse (MOM) Model from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid, Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation. This cooperative agreement provides funding opportunities for selected state Medicaid agencies to test whether payments that support evidence-based, coordinated care delivery for pregnant and postpartum women with opioid use disorder and their infants can reduce Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program expenditures, and improve the quality of care for this population. The Department is seeking "Care Delivery Partners" across the state that, as per the federal Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO), must be able to:

  • Commit to five-year grant cycle (beginning January 1, 2020, with five budget periods, and an anticipated end date of December 31, 2024);
  • Must be a health system or payer (such as a Medicaid managed care plan);
  • Must be associated with a clinical delivery site;
  • Must be able to:
    • Identify, engage and retain members, participating providers, and clinical delivery sites
    • Design and implement an intervention that ensures that Medicaid-covered services and model services are delivered to members in a coordinated fashion
    • Ensure participation by all model partners including the Department, care-delivery partner, clinical delivery site providers and staff, members and other relevant individuals or entities, in model evaluation.

An organization meeting the above parameters must also commit to five-week application period (deadline May 6th, 2019), as the NOFO requires that Care Delivery Partners must work with the State Medicaid Agency to develop the proposal, as well implement the model if the state is awarded.

Please contact Susanna Snyder with any questions, and submit an email affirming your organization's willingness and capacity to meet these parameters if you would like to be considered for participation in the MOM Model as a Care Delivery Partner. Only one award will be issued per selected state, but each state may work with more than one local or regional Care Delivery Partner.

This posting to solicit potential Care Delivery Partners for a federal funding proposal is approved by Challon Winer, Procurement Director for The Colorado Department of Health Care Policy & Financing.