Colorado health dept. releases RFP for analytics project

According to an announcement made on the state’s website, the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing is looking for a vendor to provide analytics and user interface capabilities for its Accountable Care Collaborative (ACC) program. The Collaborative’s mission is to identify ways to improve and coordinate care across provider settings and social services, while controlling costs for the state’s 60,000 Medicaid clients.

Colorado’s ACC is in its final stages of preparation for a 2011 launch. ACC is part of the state’s Medicaid reform effort, and is envisioned to consist of a statewide data and analytics organization and a number of regional care coordination organizations. According to the Collaborative’s website, the ACC “model of care differs from capitated managed care by investing directly in community infrastructure to support care teams and care coordination and creates aligned incentives to measurably improve client health and reduce avoidable health care costs.”

ACC is looking for a Statewide Data and Analytics contractor who can provide data capture and a data repository, provide analytics and reporting, provide a web portal, select clients, and perform accountability and improvement, the RFP says.

The Collaborative model launched in July of 2009 after a Request for Information was posted for stakeholders. Over 80 experts, health providers, local governments and technology companies submitted information and suggestions on how to improve patient care in Colorado’s Medicaid program. Contractors including Ciber, Aetna, and MAXIMUS submitted responses to the RFI.

The RFP deadline is November 12.