April 26, 2013

Maine Department of Health and Human Services’ “Stage B” Health Homes for Adults with Serious Mental Illness and Children with Serious Emotional Disturbance

The Office of MaineCare Services is seeking information and comments regarding certain aspects of the Maine Department of Health and Human Services’ (the Department’s) Value Based Purchasing (VBP) Strategy focusing on Section 2703 of the Affordable Care Act, establishing Health Homes to serve MaineCare and Medicare-Medicaid dual enrollees (both children and adults) with significant mental health and co-occurring needs. The State is seeking information that it may use for future policy development regarding Health Homes, including information on how best to structure a Medicaid State Plan Amendment to support integrated and coordinated care for adults and children with mental health needs. Any individual or entity may respond to the Request For Information (RFI), including, but not limited to individuals, social service organizations, advocacy organizations, mental health providers, primary care providers, hospitals and health systems. This RFI, and responses to it, does not in any way obligate the State, nor will it provide any advantage or disadvantage to respondents in potential future applications or Requests for Proposals for competitive procurement. All responses to this RFI are public.

A copy of the RFI may be accessed on the Health Homes Stage B webpage. Please contact Kitty Purington if you need assistance in obtaining a copy of the RFI.

For more information on the Department’s Value Based Purchasing Strategy, visit the VBP website.

Notice Date: April 25, 2013 Deadline for Questions: 5:00 PM Eastern Standard Time, May 3, 2013 Answers Published: 5:00 PM Eastern Standard Time, May 17, 2013 Final RFI Submission Date: 5:00 PM Eastern Standard Time, June 14, 2013