CSH is seeking a subcontractor to provide expertise in analysis and strategic planning related to Medicaid Managed Care Organization funding for housing-related services, rental subsidies, tenancy supports, and/or infrastructure investments for high need individuals experiencing homelessness.  The subcontractor will provide expertise and document review to inform strategic planning, governance, and financial modeling for a Chicago and Cook County Flexible Housing Pool (FHP).  A new fund is being created that will include combined public and private funding for rental subsidies and housing tenancy supports.  The subcontractor will provide expertise to inform the FHP Planning Leadership Team on issues pertaining to potential health plan investment in the fund.

The work will include informing the financial models the FHP leadership team is creating as well as making recommendations and providing guidance on governance structure and program agreements.

Planned activities:

  1. Attend FHP meetings per an agreed upon schedule.
  2. Provide strategic guidance to inform governance of the planned FHP and financial modeling.
  3. Create documents or tools, gather data, and compile information as needed in order to complete the deliverables outlined below.


Expected Outcomes, Milestones, and Deliverables:

Deliverable 1: Review financial modeling products, model MCO contract, and provide guidance specific to potential concerns and interests from health plans that would be potential investors. Prepare a summary report or document that includes the recommendations, potential barriers, and opportunity areas specific to health plan investment in a new FHP.

Deliverable 2: Create a document or product summarizing key opportunities and benefits of health plans offering housing tenancy supports as a covered benefit should the 1115 waiver not be approved or in the case health plans expand coverage for additional individuals/populations not eligible through the 1115 waiver.

Deliverable 3: Create a sell sheet or terms of participation that could be a takeaway for health plants, ensuing linkage to the Illinois MCO contracts.

Funding Available:
An amount not to exceed $2750 is available for this project in calendar year 2018. Through the contracting process, specific tasks and dates for deliverables will be identified and agreed upon.

Application Process and Vendor Requirements:

To apply for this opportunity email a letter with relevant information to Julie Nelson indicating your interest and qualifications at Julie.nelson@csh.org by 5 pm, January 8, 2018.  Applicants may apply for both subcontracting opportunities related to the Flexible Housing Pool. Upon review of vendor applications, CSH will meet with the selected and best qualified vendor in order to provide additional information.  The selected vendor will then have the opportunity to submit a formal proposal for the scope of work.

Applications may be submitted in any format the respondent chooses to use.  Applications received before the deadline will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

  • Demonstrated successful performance of substantially similar work
  • Relevant project work specific to supportive housing and Medicaid Managed Care
  • Experience and expertise specific to Medicaid Managed Care Organizations, specifically MCOs or MCCNs
  • Experience and capacity to act as a liaison and convene key health plan and HFS managed care leadership
  • Years of relevant experience
  • Rate reasonableness and overall cost of services
  • Special consideration will be given to small, disadvantaged, minority or women-owned businesses

Please note that CSH requires subcontractors, including individuals and sole proprietors, to carry workers’ compensation insurance while performing work under a CSH subcontract.  If you have questions regarding this requirement, please contact Julie Nelson.  CSH subcontractors cannot have existing, pending or expired debarments that preclude them from doing business with the United States government and cannot have convictions for, nor have any pending indictments for, fraud or a criminal offense in connection with a public contract or subcontract.

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