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Florida Medicaid Managed Care Re-procurement RFI Released

The Agency for Health Care Administration released a five-page RFI on May 6, 2022

May 12, 2022  – On Friday, the Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) released a five-page request for information (RFI) to prepare for the Statewide Medicaid Managed Care (SMMC) re-procurement later this year.

Through the SMMC program, the AHCA needs to re-procure managed care contracts every six years. The last re-procurement was in 2017, meaning the next cycle will begin in 2022.

The AHCA requests entities with Medicaid managed health care and Medicaid managed long-term care experience to provide innovative ideas to improve Medicaid in the state. 

“The Agency is seeking information from entities and stakeholders with direct experience in the managed health and long-term care industries regarding best practices and innovations in business models as well as service delivery for Medicaid managed care,” the RFI reads.

AHCA Looking for Innovative Ideas to Improve Medicaid in Florida

Vendors are being asked to provide information on 12 areas of interest. These range from maximizing home and community-based services (HCBS) through proactive aging in place strategies and achieving cost savings. 

In the RFI, one such initiative involves “improving birth outcomes for mothers and infants through and beyond [the] 12-month postpartum coverage period.”

Through the RFI process, the Agency is looking for information that it could use to develop new contracts that it will secure with providers after the third Medicaid procurement closes. 

“Respondents who reply to this RFI may be invited to present their ideas in-person to agency leadership,” the request for information published May 6 notes. “An invitation to present in person does not prohibit an entity from responding to any related subsequent solicitation.”

Next Steps for the RFI

AHCA is accepting questions on the RFI through May 13, 2022. Replies will be posted on the Vendor Information Portal by May 20, 2022. RFI responses are due June 3, 2022, at 5:00 pm EST.

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