Dear Partners,

Cascade Pacific Action Alliance (CPAA) released a Request for Proposals (RFP) on Wednesday, May 30, to determine Medicaid Transformation Project (MTP) implementation partners. Independent assessors will score the responses to the RFP to identify the strongest possible project designs that will move MTP outcome metrics. For more information, please reference the MTP Toolkit. CPAA will select up to 45 partnering providers, being mindful of strategic considerations and broad representation of counties and different provider types.

RFP Eligibility

CPAA is looking for implementation partners across the continuum of care, including social supports. The RFP is open to any organization that provides direct services to the Medicaid population or to individuals below 310% of the federal poverty level within CPAA’s 7-county region: Cowlitz, Grays Harbor, Lewis, Mason, Pacific, Thurston, and Wahkiakum. This includes, but is not limited to, both non-profit and for-profit organizations that provide clinical and behavioral health services, Public Health Departments, Educational Service Districts, and community-based organizations that assist with care coordination, housing, transportation, food, and recovery supports. 

Letter of Intent

CPAA is requesting a brief, one-page Letter of Intent from all partners interested in submitting a RFP response, due by 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 14. Please send your Letter of Intent to: rfp@cpaawa.org and include:

  1. Your organization’s name
  2. Confirmation that you plan to submit a RFP response
  3. Which project areas you plan to address

Partnering Providers

While we encourage applicants to list project partners in their application, we ask that each partner organization apply separately. Funding awards will be made to individual organizations as defined by their EIN number, not groups of organizations that come together for a specific project. This allows organizations that are working together to each earn their own funding and then decide how best to align and combine their MTP project resources in pursuit of project outcomes.

Completing the RFP and selection as an implementation partner within the CPAA MTP partner network will trigger payment from CPAA. CPAA is making a four-year funding commitment to successful partnering providers, with payments dependent upon milestones and performance outcome goals.

Medicaid Transformation Project

For the past year, CPAA has been preparing the region for implementation of the MTP. As part of that preparation, CPAA released a Request for Qualifications last year and a Current State Capacity Assessment earlier this spring, to which your organization may have responded. Building on the information gathered from both processes, and with the state having released more information about the Implementation Plan that our region needs to complete by this fall, we are requesting more detailed proposals across six project areas: bi-directional care integration; care coordination; transitional care; opioid response; reproductive, maternal and child health; and chronic disease prevention and control. MTP investments made in these project areas must improve the health care delivery system overall and foster new ways of working together to improve health in our region, benefitting everyone in our communities. Equity considerations should be an underlying component of all transformation activities, and key deliverables/outcomes should reflect or be informed by health equity considerations. MTP implementation must be evidence-based, and funding will be milestones-driven, rewarding performance and patient and broader health outcomes.

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Please direct RFP questions to rfp@cpaawa.org. Responses will be posted on the CPAA website.