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PAY FOR SUCCESS PROGRAM For Community Engagement in Supportive Housing Interventions

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Bid Alert No: 00000537338

Bid Title: PAY FOR SUCCESS PROGRAM For Community Engagement in Supportive Housing Interventions

Agency Bid No. Title: RFI 16-016

Received Date: 04/12/2016

Close Date: 05/06/2016

Purchase Type: Not Stated

Delivery Point: Olympia, Washington

Delivery Date: Not Stated


Introduction: 1.1 SummaryWashington State is a leader in health care reform and system transformation with innovations such as its Healthier Washington initiative, its status as a Medicaid expansion state, and most recently its pursuit of an 1115 Medicaid Transformation Waiver. As part of this work, the Health Care Authority (HCA) is committed to its efforts to empower local communities to take the lead in determining their health care needs. The HCA is issuing this Request for Information to get feedback on Pay for Success (PFS), which is another possible tool for community engagement in supportive housing interventions. In particular, with this RFI, the HCA seeks information on ways to increase the efficiency of government-funded service delivery, reduce costs to taxpayers, and accelerate locally-driven innovation to improve outcomes for high-need individuals with demonstrated housing need. Additional background information about Pay for Success in general can be found here. Additional background information about PFS in the supportive housing world can be found here. 1.2 Purpose of this Request for Information The purpose of this RFI is to obtain information from city and county governments, Managed Care Organizations, Accountable Communities of Health, providers, and others on the use of the growing concept of PFS contracts, a relatively new way of financing social programs, to improve outcomes for individuals with housing and service needs. From providers, the State is particularly interested in which models of supportive housing have the greatest potential to improve outcomes and reduce costs if given the opportunity to expand. The HCA is also soliciting information to help establish potential partnerships between local entities and Managed Care Organizations who may be interested in participating as end-payers in a State-endorsed Pay for Success strategy. The information obtained from this RFI will be used to help HCA make a decision about how to move forward; this may be by providing support to an established local partnership, by helping to develop a partnership that may be in its early stages, or by issuing an RFP. 1.3 Why Respond to this RFI? The benefits of responding to this RFI are two-fold. The State gets the benefit of direct relevant information concerning models of supportive housing and local interest in Pay for Success. TheRequest for Information Pay for Success RFI #16-016 Page 3 Respondent gets the benefit of being able to address and promote the benefits of its supportive housing initiatives, and explain how and why these are effective. Additionally, Respondents can determine their own level of input. HCA has provided a list of questions (Exhibit A) and Respondents can answer as few (or as many) of the questions as they so choose. 2. Overview: 2.1 HCAs Intended PFS ModelPay for Success contracts are an innovative approach to improving outcomes and reducing costs for contracted government services. Contracted parties raise upfront funding for service delivery, then, as the program operates, an independent evaluator measures program outcomes. The end-payer only reimburses the upfront costs if the evaluator determines that agreed-upon performance targets have been achieved. If maximum outcomes are achieved, the initial investors are reimbursed for the entire cost of the program plus risk premium payments. Ideally, these payments are made when predetermined delivery system savings are realized due to the programs effectiveness. Because savings in supportive housing often accrue to more levels of government than just the State, the HCA is considering a unique framework for Pay for Success (Figure 1) in which the State would not be an end-payer in the typical sense of providing separate outcome payments

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Product Code: 95200

Agency Information

Issuing Agency: State of Washington - Health Care Authority

State: Washington

Agency Type: State and Local

Contact: P.O. Box 42702, Olympia, Washington, 98504



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