2017 Integrated Health Partnerships (IHP) request for proposals

The goal of the Integrated Health Partnerships (IHP) program is to improve the quality and value of the care provided to the citizens served by public health care programs. The “Integrated Health Partnership” structure allows provider organizations to voluntarily contract with the Minnesota Department of Humans Services (DHS) to care for Minnesota Health Care Programs (MHCP) members in both fee-for-service (FFS) and managed care under a payment model that holds these organizations accountable for the total cost of care and quality of services provided to this population. Within this structure, DHS seeks to expand the program in different geographic regions of the state and across different models of care delivery that will integrate health care with chemical and mental health services, safety net providers, and social service agencies. The projects will include clear incentives for quality of care and targeted savings, and will result in increased competition in the marketplace through direct contracting with providers.

This request for proposals (RFP) solicits a response from organizations interested in participating in the Integrated Health Partnership program.

RFP deadlines:

  • • Letters of intent to apply must be received no later than 4:30 p.m. on Friday, August 18, 2017.
  • • Applications must be submitted by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, September 1, 2017.
  • Links to RFP and appendices

  • 2017 IHP RFP (PDF)
  • Appendix A: RFP Application (PDF)
  • Appendix A-1: Letter of Intent Template (PDF)
  • • Appendix A-2: Provider Roster Template (Instructions (PDF) and Template (XLS))
  • Appendix A-3: List of Participating Clinics Template (XLS)
  • Appendix A-4: Additional Proposed Quality Measures (PDF)
  • Appendix B: Required Statements, Terms and Conditions (PDF)
  • Appendix C-1: Example Health System Characteristics (PDF)
  • Appendix C-2: Eligible and Excluded Populations (PDF)
  • Appendix D: Attribution Model Detail Methodology (PDF)
  • Appendix E: Payment Mechanism Detail Methodology (PDF)
  • Appendix F: Quality Measures (PDF)
  • Appendix G: IHP Reports and Data (PDF)
  • Appendix H: Sample IHP Contract (PDF)
  • This RFP along with all appendices is posted as one document on the DHS Grants and RFPs website.

    Updates and more information

    DHS will release periodic updates on the RFP through webinars, emails and other communications, as necessary.

    To be added to the DHS IHP email list, email dhs.ihp@state.mn.us or sign up at Subscribe to DHS IHP email list.

    Informational Webinars

    To see the presentations from past webinars, use the links listed below.

    Overview of RFP process and new IHP model (PDF)
    June 29, 2017

    Quality methodology (PDF)
    July 11, 2017

    Payment and risk (PDF)
    July 20, 2017

    Q&A

    See the Q&A document (PDF) for questions compiled and answered during the comment period of May 15, to July 25, 2017.

    For other information, please contact Mathew Spaan at mathew.spaan@state.mn.us.

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