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Quality Request for Proposals (RFP) Tentative Consolidated Task Timeline

RFP process:

• September 9, 2008: Deadline for submission of written questions from prospective respondents.
• September 11, 2008: Conference call with prospective respondents.
• September 16, 2008: State provides written responses to submitted written questions.
• September 30, 2008:

Proposals due from responders.

• October 10, 2008: Contractor(s) chosen.
• October 26, 2008: Contract in place.
• October 27, 2008: Contractor(s) begin work.

Task One: Quality Measures Identification and Documentation

• December 5, 2008:

Inventory of existing quality measures submitted to MDH.

• December 15, 2008: Contractors must share inventory with stakeholders through multiple public meetings.
• January 5, 2009: Contractor submits preliminary recommendations on a set of quality measures for public reporting purposes to MDH.
• January 15, 2009: Contractors share recommendations with stakeholders through multiple public meetings.
• January 30, 2009: Contractor incorporates stakeholder input and submits final recommendation on quality measures to be publicly reported in Minnesota.
• February 2009: MDH makes final decisions on quality measures for public reporting purposes and begins writing that section of regulations.

Task Two: Development of a Quality Incentive Payment System

• February 1, 2009: Contractor submits inventory of existing quality incentive payment and pay-for-performance systems to MDH.
• February 15, 2009: Contractor submits preliminary recommendations about which quality measures established under Task One should be included in a quality-based incentive payment system and a methodology for that payment system to MDH.
• February 25, 2009: Contractor must share the inventory and these preliminary recommendations with stakeholders and solicit their input through multiple public meetings.
• March 25, 2009: Contractor incorporates stakeholder input and makes final recommendation on quality measures and specific methodology for quality-based incentive payment system to MDH.

Task Three: Implementation of Quality Reporting and Payment System

• July 1, 2009: Contractor provides written recommendations on educating providers about substantive requirements and technical compliance instructions to MDH. Upon approval, contractor begins education and training.
• September 1, 2009: Contractor begins to test data collection system.
• December 1, 2009: Contractor verifies that system will be able to collect required data starting January 1, 2010.
• January 1, 2010: Contractor begins collecting data.
• March 1, 2010: Contractor recommends mechanisms for public reporting.
• July 1, 2010: Contractor produces first required public report on quality measures.
• July 1, 2010: State government begins using incentive payment system in purchasing health care for state employees and within state-funded health care programs.

 



Updated Tuesday, November 30, 2010 at 04:26PM