Deltek Pulse: Health and human services month in review, May 2014

Published: June 03, 2014

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In May 2014, the health and human services team saw the release of approximately 1,170 solicitations with either heath care or social services as a primary vertical. The word cloud below represents the frequency of terms in those solicitations. 

As one can see from the below map, California and Texas and saw the largest number of health and human services-related opportunities, while the state of Wyoming had no related activity.

Notable Opportunities

·         The Wisconsin Department of Health released a request for information (RFI) on May 2 for a comprehensive electronic health records (EHR) system. The department is interested in receiving information on a comprehensive EHR system that meets the needs for health care delivery organizations located throughout the state in support of client, inpatient and resident long-term care services for those in need of behavioral health and acute and primary care treatment.

·         The Washington Department of Social and Health Services re-released a request for proposals (RFP) for Medicare connectivity replacement services on May 27. Proposals are due on July 3.

·         The Florida Agency for Health Care Administration released an RFI on May 9 for Medicaid recovery audit contractor (RAC) services to identify overpayments by Medicaid providers in the fee-for-service model. The Medicaid RAC would supplement existing audit programs.

·         The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) may release a rebid RFP for health information exchange services. The current contract is held by Harris Corporation and is set to expire in January 2015. OHA is currently procuring a consultant to provide technical expertise to support OHA’s efforts to plan, define, develop, implement, and operate a state-level health information technology (HIT)/health information exchange (HIE) infrastructure, and related HIT/HIE statewide efforts to support the transformation of health care in Oregon. 

Analyst’s Take

The month of May certainly brought several notable opportunities in the health care and human services space, and states will continue to enhance infrastructure within their departments to improve and streamline various eligibility and claims processes.

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