The Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH) has announced a change to the implementation timeline for their upcoming Request for Proposal (RFP) for the “Comprehensive Health Plan Contract” for Michigan’s Medicaid Health Plans (MHP). The Comprehensive Health Plan Contract provides healthcare services to Michigan’s Medicaid managed care beneficiaries.
MDCH and the Department of Technology Management and Budget are aware that more time will be needed for bidders to develop adequate networks as a result of the recently released decision that all counties in a region must be included in all bids. So MDCH wants to ensure that all bidders have adequate time to develop their submissions and are allowing more time before the due date for the bid.
To meet this need, the current contract will be extended from September 30, 2015 to December 31, 2015. Therefore, new contracts will begin January 1, 2016. MDCH intends to release the rebid documents by May 1, 2015 with responses due August 2015.
Michigan also intends to convert its current Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) called MIChild. This change is contingent on approval by CMS and if approved, will result in this population being included in the “Comprehensive Health Plan bid and contract.
Go to www.michigan.gov/mdch for more information on the future RFP, or call Jennifer Smith at 517-241-2112.