Deltek Pulse: Health Care and Social Services February in Review

Published: March 08, 2013

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Deltek’s health and social services team experienced an eventful month in February. The team began the month focusing on all-payer claims databases (APCDs) and their application to enhance the quality and efficiency of health care delivery. We took an in-depth look at one of the nation’s first APCDs in Colorado. With the research conducted and data collected, the team is looking forward to continued progress on the APCD front. Also in February, we attended the eHealth Initiative’s Annual Conference; you can read the full recap here
As for procurements in February, Deltek chronicled a wealth of activity across the United States, including the release of several high-profile solicitations, such as:
·         The Vermont Department of Health released two RFPs for the implementation of a WIC electronic benefit transfer (EBT) system and management information system (MIS). The state selected the Mountain Plains States Consortium (MPSC) State Agency Model (SAM) system with Vermont State hosting for the MIS transfer system and online, outsourced EBT for implementation in Vermont. The state also released an RFP for EBT and an RFP for the transfer, modification and implementation of the MPSC MIS.
·         The Maryland Health Benefit Exchange released an RFP for a consolidated service center on February 11. Proposals are due by March 15, 2013.
·         The Massachusetts Department of Public Health released a request for responses (RFR) for a behavioral risk factor surveillance system on February 4. Responses are due by April 5, 2013.
Contracts awarded in February included:
·         Ohio awarded a contract to Accenture for integrated eligibility and business intelligence. The contract has a total value of $301 million and will expire in 2018.
·         The Connecticut Health Insurance Exchange awarded a contract to Maximus for a call center to support the exchange. The contract is valued at $15 million and will expire in 2016.
In February, Deltek also identified several new opportunities that we believe will lead to competitive procurements. Click on the below links to read more about each project..
·         The South Dakota Department of Social Services will have a requirement for independent verification and validation services to support the state’s Medicaid management information system (MMIS).
·         Another Medicaid-related opportunity was identified in Kansas for the state self-assessment (SS-A) for Medicaid Information Technology Architecture (MITA).
·         The Hawaii Health Connector will have a requirement for call center services, as will the Kansas Department of Labor for unemployment insurance.
·         The Idaho Department of Health will likely procure services to support its Small Business Health Options Program Exchange (SHOP).
Stay tuned this month for a series of blogs highlighting state efforts to implement technology to support the WIC program.
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