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Notice of Availability of Contract for “Baskets” of Care

The Minnesota Department of Health requests proposals from reputable respondents with clinical expertise to manage a project related to packages of health care services, otherwise known as “baskets” of care.  Specifically, the Minnesota Department of Health seeks proposals on facilitating and staffing a process through which a steering committee and related subcommittees will identify and uniformly define seven baskets of care.  The contractor will be responsible for planning, scheduling and managing the logistics of steering committee and subcommittee meetings; recruiting subcommittee members who are knowledgeable about identified baskets of care; providing professional staffing support through preparation and distribution of written materials; facilitating all steering committee and subcommittee meetings; and providing final recommendations on baskets of care and a uniform definition for each basket to the Minnesota Department of Health.  The contractor will subsequently provide background information on quality measures for baskets of care and facilitate a public process through which steering committee members and subcommittee members will recommend a set of quality measures related to baskets of care. 

In order to promote market adoption of the identified baskets, the contractor will work with steering committee members to identify administrative and operational challenges associated with baskets of care and propose practical solutions to those issues.  The contractor will also provide outreach and education to relevant providers of health care services about the established baskets of care.

Work is proposed to start after December 1, 2008.

A Request for Proposals will be available by email and direct mail from this office. A written request (by e-mail or direct mail) is required to receive the Request for Proposal. 

The Request for Proposal can be obtained from:

Mat Spaan
Health Economics Program
Minnesota Department of Health
85 E. Seventh Place, Suite 220
Saint Paul, MN 55101

651-201-5171 (phone)
651-201-5179 (fax)

Proposals submitted in response to the Request for Proposals in this advertisement must be received at the address above no later than 4:00 p.m., Central Time, November 17, 2008. Late proposals will not be considered. Fax or e-mailed proposals will not be considered.

This request does not obligate the State to complete the work contemplated in this notice. The State reserves the right to cancel this solicitation. All expenses incurred in responding to this notice are solely the responsibility of the responder.




Updated Thursday, May 05, 2011 at 10:36AM