Government Contract | Massachusetts
Growth and Nutrition Programs (Southeast Region Only)

Bid Information

Bid Alert No: 00000468679

Bid Title: Growth and Nutrition Programs (Southeast Region Only)

Agency Bid No. Title: 160722

Received Date: 01/25/2016

Close Date: 02/12/2016

Purchase Type: Term:

Delivery Point: Massachusetts

Delivery Date: Not Stated

Special Notices: Questions Due By 02/02/2016 05:00 PM, Bidder Preregistration, Bidder Prequalification


Specifications include, but are not limited to:Qualified bidders must be a hospital, community health center, or other medical organization with experience providing multidisciplinary services to families with infants and children with growth delay.GNP clinics will accept referrals for evaluation and treatment of all children from birth through six year of age with documented delayed growth or growth deceleration regardless of income. Referrals may be completed by primary care providers, hospitals, and/or community-based agencies including the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC), Early Intervention, and Early/Head Start Programs.Children will receive an initial evaluation which includes an anthropometric assessment, a physical examination, and medical and nutritional histories and are enrolled in the program if they have documented delayed growth or growth deceleration. The childs developmental skills, parent-child interactions, and the familys social situation are also evaluated. The case manager assists the family with accessing and coordinating other nutrition programs such as the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and other services, as needed.The treatment plan depends on the severity and etiology of the growth delay. GNP clinics have the flexibility to offer treatment in a variety of settings, including in the clinic, home, day care, or school to further evaluate feeding behavior and parent-child interactions, as well as to reinforce clinical treatment plans. Such visits may be conducted by member(s) of the GNP team and/or coordinated with community-based programs such as the Early Intervention Program or Early/Head Start Program. In addition, additional activities, such as feeding groups, shopping tours, and other supportive activities may be offered.The family-centered model of care will be maintained throughout the evaluation and treatment and will include input from the GNP team, family members, as well as community providers to ensure continuity of care.Children are followed by the GNP in coordination with primary care providers and community partners until growth has stabilized, upon which they are discharged from GNP (or until the child reaches the age limit of 7 years of age).GNP clinics will maintain accurate records of client data through the EIM and ESM systems. Required data elements will include, but are not limited to:date of enrollmentbasic demographicshousehold incomedocumentation of growth deceleration at enrollmentfrequency and type of visits throughout enrollmentdate of and reason for discharge at disenrollment

Product Codes: 94832, 94886, 94876, 94874

Agency Information

Issuing Agency: Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Public Health

State: Massachusetts

Agency Type: State and Local

Contact: Julie Schaeffer 250 Washington Street, 8th Floor, Boston, Massachusetts, 02108

Fax: 617-624-6179




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