David Y. Ige | DHS NEWS RELEASE: Med-QUEST Points RFP for Well being Plans for Contract Interval Starting July 2021

DHS NEWS RELEASE: Med-QUEST Points RFP for Well being Plans for Contract Interval Starting July 2021

Posted on Dec 8, 2020 in Newest Information, Newsroom

HONOLULU –  The Med-QUEST Division of the Hawai‘i Division of Human Companies issued a Request for Proposal (RFP) at the moment for as much as 5 well being plans to make sure entry and continuity of look after Medicaid beneficiaries in the course of the ongoing pandemic and into the longer term. The contract interval begins July 1, 2021.

Med-QUEST famous that it envisions the bidding well being plans serve beneficiaries statewide, though it is going to think about well being plan proposals to serve particular islands as some plans might not have the power or capability to serve Medicaid beneficiaries statewide.

“The continuing well being, social, and financial results of the COVID-19 pandemic are taking a toll on Hawaii’s most susceptible and at-risk populations.  We recognize the understanding, cooperation, and adaptability of our contracted well being plans to assist us all get via this difficult time,” stated Judy Mohr Peterson, administrator of the Med-QUEST Division.

“We should do much more to ensure folks obtain the care they want in a cheap method,” she stated. “We sit up for partnering with the well being plans within the new contract interval to make sure we will proceed to be conscious of the altering wants of the group, whereas additionally managing healthcare prices.”

Med-QUEST plans to proceed specializing in its Hawai‘i ‘Ohana Nui Mission Enlargement (HOPE) imaginative and prescient to assist and create wholesome households and wholesome communities offering revolutionary packages over the complete continuum of care, from bodily and behavioral well being, to long run companies and helps.

“We think about the well being plans invaluable companions to assist ship higher well being outcomes specializing in major care and preventive care, addressing the complicated well being wants of people, and supporting members and their households who’re dealing with a number of social threat components that finally have an effect on their well being, resembling houselessness,” Mohr Peterson stated. “We’re additionally realigning our monetary incentives to handle the well being and social wants of our members and exploring community-driven initiatives to enhance the general well being of our members.”

About 63,000 Hawai‘i residents have change into Medicaid beneficiaries for the reason that pandemic started, bringing the statewide complete of beneficiaries to greater than 390,000. This represents a 19% improve in statewide enrollment from a yr in the past. The rise is most pronounced in Maui county and Kaua‘i county, the place the will increase are up almost 21% and 19%, respectively, over the identical time final yr.

For particulars on the RFP, go to the Med-QUEST web site, and click on on the Solicitations and Contracts hyperlink below the Plans & Suppliers tab at:


For all official procurement info, please see the State Procurement Workplace’s web site.


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