Government Contract | Virginia
Flex Program Quality Improvement

Bid Information

Bid Alert No: 00000431281

Bid Title: Flex Program Quality Improvement

Agency Bid No. Title: VDH-16-557-0085

Received Date: 12/04/2015

Close Date: 12/16/2015

Purchase Type: 1 year term

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Delivery Date: Not Stated

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Specifications include, but are not limited to:vThis Request For Proposal (RFP) is to solicit sealed proposals to establish a contract through competitive negotiations to implement Flex grant duties and responsibilities relevant to Virginias Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs), including the provision of technical assistance to Virginias CAHs in the area of Quality Improvement, to include quality reporting, performance improvement, and benchmarking.BACKGROUND:The Virginia Department of Health, Office of Minority Health and Health Equity (VDH-OMHHE) is the recipient of the Rural Hospital Flexibility Program (Flex) grant for the years 2015 through 2018 (contingent on continued funding). Flex assists Critical Access Hospitals (hospitals with 25 or fewer beds) in improving access to preventive and emergency health care services for rural populations. The grant requires CAHs to publicly report quality measures and demonstrate they are providing high-quality care.To facilitate reporting, the Flex Monitoring Team (FMT) was put in place and reports aggregate CAH data at the state level. Additionally, the FMT produces a Medicare Beneficiary Quality Improvement Project (MBQIP) report with regional and state data comparisons as well as annual state quality reports using Hospital Compare data.1.Recipients must comply with all terms and conditions outlined in their grant award, including grant policy terms and conditions outlined inapplicable Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Grants Policy Statements, and requirements imposed by program statutes and regulations and HHS grant administration regulations, as applicable as well as any requirements or limitations in any applicable appropriations acts.2. All discretionary awards issued by HRSA on or after October 1, 2006, are subject to the HHS Grants Policy Statement (HHS GPS) unless otherwise noted in the Notice of Award (NoA). Parts I through III of the HHS GPS are currently available at Please note that the Terms and Conditions explicitly noted in the award and the HHS GPS are in effect.3. HRSA requires grantees to use the following acknowledgement and disclaimer on all products produced by HRSA grant funds:This project is/was supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant numberGrant Name: Rural Hospital Flexibility Program (FLEX)Grant Number: H54RH00003CFDA: 93.241Grantor: HRSAGrant Award Amount: $337,825.00Currently, there are seven CAHs in Virginia. Two additional hospitals have the potential to become classified as CAHs. The CAHs are:Bath Community Hospital (Hot Springs, VA)

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Product Code: 91869

Agency Information

Issuing Agency: Commenwealth of Virginia - Department of Health

State: Virginia

Agency Type: State and Local

Contact: David Jesse Huertas Virginia Department of Health, 109 Governor Street, Richmond, Virginia, 23219

Phone: 804-864-7539




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