Value Based Purchasing Request for Information (RFI) Posted

November 15, 2011

The Department is pleased to announce the release of a Request for Information (RFI) regarding certain aspects of its Value Based Purchasing (VBP) Strategy, focusing on:

  • The planned Accountable Communities Initiative, under which MaineCare will enter into alternative, risk-based contracts with qualified provider organizations that will align financial incentives for those providers to work together with the community to improve value and decrease avoidable costs.

  • The Department’s plans to take advantage of Section 2703 of the Affordable Care Act, establishing Health Homes to serve MaineCare and Medicare-Medicaid dual enrollees with chronic care needs.

The RFI is posted on the Department’s Value Based Purchasing website.

The State is seeking information that it may use for future policy development and encourages all interested parties to respond. Any individual or entity may respond, including but not limited to individuals, individual practices, social service organizations, advocacy organizations, mental health providers, home health agencies, nursing facilities, hospitals and health systems.

Request for Information Schedule:

  • Posting: November 15, 2011

  • Deadline for Questions: 4:00 PM Eastern Standard Time, November 21, 2011

  • Answers Published: 4:00 PM Eastern Standard Time, November 30, 2011

  • Final submission date: 4:00 PM Eastern Standard Time, December 14, 2011