Care Coordination Models for Aged, Blind and Disabled Persons 

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September 13, 2016 Meeting Transcript Posted

News Release

Released August 31, 2016

OHCA Contacts: Jo Kilgore - (405) 522-7474, Jennie Melendez - (405) 522-7404


Health care model advances

OKLAHOMA CITY – SoonerHealth+ has been selected as the name for the fully capitated, statewide model of care coordination that is being developed for Oklahoma Medicaid’s Aged, Blind and Disabled (ABD) populations.

Work continues at the Oklahoma Health Care Authority (OHCA) on the Request for Proposal (RFP) for SoonerHealth+ as directed by House Bill 1566, which was passed during the 2015 legislative session. The OHCA is preparing to send the RFP to its federal partner, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, for review and approval. Upon approval, the agency plans to release the RFP later this year.

Also, the actuarial consultant is determining payment rates for the program. This work will continue in conjunction with finalizing the RFP and the CMS approval process.    

HB 1566 was passed with the intent of providing better access to care, improve quality and health outcomes, as well as control costs for the ABD populations. The OHCA has been conducting regular meetings to gather information and input from a wide variety of interested stakeholders such as SoonerCare members and providers, advocates and others.    

The next SoonerHealth+ stakeholder meeting is scheduled Sept. 13 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the OHCA boardroom, 4345 N. Lincoln Blvd., Oklahoma City.

Oklahoma’s Medicaid program, known as SoonerCare, is administered by the Oklahoma Health Care Authority (OHCA). SoonerCare works to improve the health outcomes of Oklahomans by ensuring medically necessary benefits and services are available to our members. Qualifying Oklahomans include certain low-income children, seniors, the disabled, those being treated for breast or cervical cancer and those seeking family planning services. Insure Oklahoma assists qualifying adults and small business employees in obtaining health care coverage for themselves and their families. OHCA strives to educate and engage our current 811,256 members regarding personal responsibilities for their health services utilization, behaviors, and outcomes in partnership with a state-wide network of 46,407 providers. For more information, visit 

Pursuant to House Bill 1566 passed by the Oklahoma Legislature and signed by Gov. Mary Fallin in April 2015, the OHCA will issue a Request For Proposal (RFP) for a care coordination model for the Aged, Blind and Disabled (ABD) populations. To comply with the new state regulation, the OHCA has and continues to solicit information and input from a wide variety of stakeholders including but not limited to members, advocates, providers, health care systems, and the general public. OHCA went through a Request For Information (RFI) process in June of 2015, for the development and requirements of the RFP.

The OHCA continues to gather contact information for stakeholders interested in being a part of the discussions. All interested parties are encouraged to provide their contact information including especially an email address, to receive periodic updates as well as notifications of future stakeholder meetings.

In order to comply with Oklahoma State Procurement law, OHCA has entered into a quiet period during the development of the ABD Care Coordination RFP. All potential bidders are asked to hold all questions for submission to the OHCA Contracts Coordinator only during the Question and Answer period of the RFP. 


Update (Aug. 8, 2016)

Hold all questions:

After the RFP release, an RFP question-and-answer period will be scheduled. (This is when further questions will be considered and answered on all websites, including OHCA, ABD and Central Purchasing.)

 The schedule of stakeholder meetings is below:


ABD Care Coordination 2016 Timeline 

  (All Dates Are Tentative And Subject To Change)


June 2016

  • RFP Development Continues  
  • Stakeholder Meeting- Tuesday, June 14, 2016  - Canceled   

July 2016

August 2016

  • Actuary Work Continues
  • Draft RFP To The Center For Medicare And Medicaid Services (CMS) For Approval
  • Stakeholder Meeting-Tuesday, August 9, 2016  - Canceled 

September 2016 

October 2016

  • Actuary Work Finalized
  • CMS Reviews RFP
  • Stakeholder Meeting- Tuesday, October 11, 2016 - Canceled 

November 2016

  • RFP Released
  • Stakeholder Meeting- Tuesday, November 8, 2016 (2-4 p.m. CST)                                                      

December 2016

  • RFP Bidder Question And Answer Period
  • Stakeholder Meeting- Tuesday, December 13, 2016 (2-4 p.m. CST)             

January 2017

  • RFP Responses Due End of Month
  • Federal/State Authority Policy Development

February 2017

  • Review and evaluate RFP Responses
  • Continue Federal/State Authority Policy Development

March 2017

  • Prepare Instructions for RFP Oral Presentations
  • Continue Federal/State Authority Policy Development

April 2017

  • Oral Presentations
  • Continue Federal/State Authority Policy Development

May 2017

  • RFP Award  
  • Policy Approval  
  • Begin Operational Readiness Review Planning


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