Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH)
10/31/19 12:00 PM EST Receipt
Grants to Connecticut nonprofits, public and private organizations, community-based agencies, and individuals to provide health care coordination for families with youth and children that have complex health needs. Funding is intended to focus on underinsured and uninsured populations. Services include primary care, mental/behavioral health, outreach, and health promotion/education.
Synopsis: Contractor(s) identified will provide regionally based medical home care coordination services for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs (CYSHCN) and their families. Within each of five state regions, contractors will provide: 1) regionally based availability to coordinate care for the most medically and behaviorally complex CYSHCN; 2) technical assistance to practices and providers implementing a medical home model of primary care based on either the National Committee for Quality Assurance or The Joint Commission standards regarding coordinating care and linkages to services for the most complex CYSHCN and 3) organization of, or participation in existing, regional care coordination collaboratives. The contractor(s) will work with an identified collaborative evaluator. Contracts will be for five years.
The successful Care Coordination applicants will provide services for CYSHCN utilizing three key components: (1) supporting the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in CT through enrollment in Access HealthCT (CT’s Health Insurance Exchange) or the state Medicaid program to ensure uninsured/underinsured CYSHCN access and receive Care Coordination services; (2) improve availability of programmatic and health care service data on CYSHCN from which to evaluate the system to develop quality improvement programs, utilizing a Results Based Accountability Report Card methodology; (3) integrate Primary Care and Behavioral Health services for CYSHCN in the quest for comprehensive, family-centered, culturally effective, coordinated holistic care.
Care coordination contractors chosen through this proposal will operate as the Connecticut Medical Home Initiative (CMHI) for CYSHCN that provide care coordination services in support of pediatric practices that service CYSHCN within the state. Contractors continue to identify pediatric practices to work with regarding the provision of care coordination and ensuring linkages to specialized services such as medical technology, equipment, creating a network of providers, specialists and specialty centers and community resources for CYSHCN and their families. Other responsibilities include promoting care that is culturally appropriate, accessible and family-centered. The system provides care coordination services in collaboration with pediatric and/or family practices throughout that state and provides care coordination services for more than 8,000 families annually.
The main goals of the DPH funded community-based medical home system of care for CYSHCN are:
Funds are for CYSHCN services and may be used for personnel, fringe benefits, staff travel, contractual services, and other direct and indirect costs associated with Care Coordination and allowed in the budget. Other examples of allowable costs include purchase of equipment or supplies.
Commodity Codes: The services that the Department wishes to procure through this RFP are as follows:
GrantWatch ID#: 186966
1 (statewide) up to 5 (regional)
All RFP funding will be for a five year period beginning July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2025.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
The Official Contact is the only authorized recipient of proposals submitted in response to this RFP.
Department’s Official Contact:
Name: Selma Alves, Health Program Associate
Address: 410 Capitol Avenue, PO Box 340308, MS#11MAT
Hartford, CT 06134-0308
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