Requests for Proposals

February 11, 2013
1. The purpose of this RFP is to solicit proposals from qualified proposers that provide External Quality Review (EQR) services. Proposers must demonstrate sufficient experience performing such reviews. The current RFP seeks qualified proposers to perform an annual external quality review of the recently implemented contract for the Statewide Management Organization (SMO). This external quality review is required by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) under the Medicaid waivers that authorize the SMO and as required by §1932(c)(2) of the Social Security Act and 42 CFR Part 438, Subpart E. 2. A contract is necessary to fulfill the CMS requirements for an external review of the performance of the SMO as required by the CMS approved Medicaid waivers and the contract between the SMO and OBH.
January 16, 2013
The purpose of this RFP is to solicit proposals from qualified and experienced proposers that provide Independent Verification & Validation (IV & V) services for enterprise Medicaid Eligibility System Replacement projects. The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals seeks to obtain an IV & V Contractor to perform IV & V services for the Design, Development and Implementation (DDI) of a replacement MEDS. The MEDS IT Architecture Upgrade Project DDI is intended to replace the entire current MEDS, including its NiAS (Notices), and Resources sub-systems, with a state-of-the-art, HIPAA compliant, rules-driven, on-line, real-time, web-based MEDS that is versatile in its architecture, structure, and code to support the evolving business needs of Louisiana’s Medicaid program. The IV & V Contractor will verify the DHH chosen solution meets business and technical requirements in order to obtain CMS Certification for the chosen MEDS Replacement.
December 18, 2012
The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH), Bayou Health Program, is issuing a Request for Proposals (RFP) for qualified proposers to provide dental healthcare services, through a comprehensive network of providers, to eligible clients residing in all 64 parishes in Louisiana.
November 30, 2012
1. The purpose of this RFP is to solicit proposals from qualified proposers to provide continued consultation in the development, maintenance and evaluation of a comprehensive service program for tenant selection, waiting list management and community based in-home supports for people with disabilities in the GO Zone. Contractor will assist DHH in the continued development and refinement of the currently existing system of tenant selection and in-home support services for households with disabilities in the Louisiana GO Zone and in the implementation and maintenance of a Medicaid based system of long term sustainable funding for the PSH supportive services currently provided by DHH through CDBG funding. 2. A contract is necessary because the PSH Program is a large, complex program using nationally recognized best practices in both housing and support services for people with disabilities. A Program like PSH has never before been attempted with a cross-disability population. Therefore, the level of expertise necessary to develop a successful program includes detailed knowledge of housing issues as well as extensive knowledge and experience with housing based supportive services. This combination necessitates familiarity with the national best practice service models and national affordable housing models, as well as the nature of the state and federal requirements interfacing a combined housing and support service program for persons with disabilities. Because current federal funding of PSH services is limited and non-recurring, DHH will need assistance with the implementation and maintenance of a Medicaid based sustainable funding mechanism for the support services and the extensive training of service providers to ensure fidelity and consistence with this best practice model. The time frame and complexity of the services will require knowledge and experience with the various Medicaid programs available nationally.
August 17, 2012
The program proposed by the LSBD is one that will require the contractor to develop and operate a statewide program to accept reports of possible impairment of licensees as defined in this RFP and to identify, investigate and intervene on licensees whose ability to practice their profession with reasonable skill and safety is compromised by the virtue of alcoholism, substance abuse, chemical dependency, psychiatric or other mental or physical conditions, to provide assistance to the licensees, promote their voluntary participation in identifying, securing and pursuing effective treatment, monitor compliance with treatment recommendations and report to the LSBD when necessary.
July 13, 2012

1. The purpose of this RFP is to solicit proposals from qualified entities to provide licensed, Clinically Managed High Intensity residential treatment services ASAM Level III.5 for up to 16 chemically dependent adolescents (males and/or females) ages 12 to 17 in a free-standing, non hospital-based setting.

2. A contract is necessary for the establishment and/or continuation of inpatient treatment of substance abuse disorders for chemically dependent adolescents. The Contractor shall bring quality, research-based treatment to adolescents with substance abuse disorders living in Region VI and surrounding areas (See Attachment V). Region VI consists of the following parishes: Avoyelles, Catahoula, Concordia, Grant, Rapides, LaSalle, Vernon, and Winn. The program must be housed in one of these parishes. Without this contract, many adolescents and their families may have to travel long distances to obtain services.

3. The Contractor shall utilize the network of the Office of Behavioral Health, the Statewide Management Organization
and the community as the primary referral sourcefor potential clients.

June 29, 2012
The purpose of this RFP is to solicit proposals from qualified proposers that provide the following activities related to the prevention of STD and HIV infections, the provision of services for HIV-infected persons as well as clinical services and treatment for persons infected with syphilis, chlamydia and/or gonorrhea, and to monitor the STD and HIV epidemics over time.
June 27, 2012
The purpose of this RFP is to solicit proposals from qualified proposers to provide supplemental certified nursing assistants (CNA) and registered nursing (RN) staff to provide nursing services to adults with a psychiatric illness. Registered Nurse nursing services average 8-16 hours per month and Certified Nursing Assistant nursing services average 1200 hours per week. A contract is necessary to provide qualified registered nursing and certified nursing assistant staff in sufficient quantity to meet the clinical needs of our clients, and to maintain the resources necessary to efficiently and effectively deliver professional nursing care of a quality consistent with the community and the national nursing care standards. The contractor shall uphold the policies and procedures that are congruent with the mission and goals of Central Louisiana State Hospital, the standards of professional practice, regulatory agencies, and the Nurse Practice Act.
April 23, 2012
The purpose of this RFP is to solicit proposals from qualified proposers that provide technical support for the State Supplemental Rebate Program and Preferred Drug List Management Services and Supplies, including but not limited to research into the relative safety, clinical efficacy and cost of products within defined therapeutic drug classes.
April 10, 2012
1. The purpose of this RFP is to solicit proposals from qualified proposers that provide administrative and direct care personnel to support continuous twenty-four (24) hour per day medical response operations as determined by the State Health Officer or designee for the duration of a declared disaster or emergency. 2. Multiple contracts may be necessary to provide administrative and medical services to augment staffing in support of the Department’s role in providing public health and medical care. Services will be needed to deliver medical and supportive care to individuals with physical and/or behavioral health needs during an emergency or disaster. Contractor(s) may provide these services based on the personnel they have available. Contracts will be activated based on the specific staffing needs (i.e. discipline needed), the scope of the emergency/disaster and highest proposal score. Specific expectations and requirements are outlined in the RFP.