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Notice of Availability of Contract for Facilitation of Essential Benefit Set Work Group

The Minnesota Department of Health requests proposals from respondents to coordinate, facilitate and staff an essential benefit set work group, and to perform actuarial analysis of the cost of three alternative benefit design options recommended by the work group. The work group will include representatives of health care providers, health plans, state agencies and employers and is expected to have 12 to 15 members; the contractor will not be responsible for recruiting members of the work group. The work group’s charge is to develop an essential benefit set design that includes coverage for a broad range of services, is based on scientific evidence that services are clinically effective and cost-effective, and provides lower enrollee cost sharing for services that have been determined to be cost-effective. The benefit set must include necessary evidence-based health care services, procedures, diagnostic tests and technologies that are scientifically proven to be both clinically effective and cost-effective.

Work is proposed to start after August 1, 2009.

A Request for Proposals will be available by e-mail 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
85 E. 7th Place, Suite 220
Saint Paul, MN 55101

Phone: 651-201-5171

Proposals submitted in response to the Request for Proposals in this advertisement must be received at the address above no later than 4 p.m., Central Time, July 10, 2009.  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