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  Funding Opportunity Details
 
 -328786-Flex Program Financial Improvement RFP 58820017
  Health Care Delivery Systems
  Application Deadline: 11/05/2019 4:00 PM
 
 
Award Amount Range: Not Applicable
Project Start Date: 01/01/2020
Project End Date: 08/31/2020
Award Announcement Date: 12/03/2019
Eligible Applicant:
Program Officer: Melana Hammond
Phone: 515-281-4900 x
Email: melana.hammond@idph.iowa.gov
Categorical Area:
 
 
Description
 
 

It is the responsibility of the Applicant to review all Attachments listed below for additional details regarding this Funding Opportunity.

The issuance of this Funding Opportunity in no way constitutes a commitment by IDPH to award a contract.

Purpose

The purpose of this Request for Proposal (RFP) # 58820017 is to solicit applications that will enable the Iowa Department of Public Health (referred to as Department) to select the most qualified applicant to provide financial services and support to Iowa’s 82 critical access hospitals (CAHs) to improve financial performance and stability.

The Department is actively working to strengthen our capacity to address health inequities in Iowa. Health equity is defined as the attainment of the highest possible level of health for all people by achieving the environmental, social, economic and other conditions in which all people have the opportunity to attain their highest possible level of health. This program promotes health equity through ensuring financial stability of CAHs serving rural Iowans.

Schedule of Important Dates  (All times and dates listed are local Iowa time.)

The following dates are set forth for informational purposes.  The Department reserves the right to change them.

EVENT

DATE

RFP Issued

September 24, 2019

Written Questions and Responses

 

Round 1 Questions Due:

Responses Posted By:

October 1, 2019

October 8, 2019

Final Questions Due:

Responses Posted By:

October 15, 2019

October 22, 2019

Applications Due

November 5, 2019 by 4:00 PM Local Iowa Time

Post Notice of Intent to Award

December 3, 2019

 
 
 
 Attachments
 
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Description File Name File Size
A Flex Program Financial Improvement RFP 58820017 A Flex Program Financial Improvement RFP 58820017.pdf 278 KB
B IowaGrants Registration Instructions B IowaGrants Registration Instructions.pdf 874 KB
C IDPH Application Instruction Guidance C IDPH Application Instruction Guidance.pdf 1.9 MB
D DRAFT FY20 Flex Program Financial Improvement Contract Template D DRAFT FY20 Flex Program Financial Improvement Contract Template.pdf 207 KB
E DRAFT FY20 Flex Program Financial Improvement Application Score Tool E DRAFT FY20 Flex Program Financial Improvement Application Score Tool.pdf 239 KB
 
 
 Website Links
 
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URL Description
http://www.cms.gov/Outreach-and-Education/Medicare-Learning-Network-MLN/MLNProducts/downloads/CritAccessHospfctsht.pdf CMS Critical Access Hospital Information
http://www.ruralcenter.org/tasc/flex Flex Program Information
http://idph.iowa.gov/finance/funding-opportunities/general-conditions IDPH General Conditions
http://www.ruralcenter.org/tasc/mbqip MBQIP Resources
 
 
Questions
 
 
Submitted Date Question Answer
10/01/2019 Regarding Section 2.02 Description of Work and Services What is the anticipated timeline for completion of each objective? Are these objectives completed during each contract period, or over the course of the project period? The activities included in Section 2.02 Description of Work and Services must be completed within the contract period (January 1, 2020 to August 31, 2020), unless otherwise specified (e.g., quarterly). Applicants must specify the anticipated timeline for completion within the Flex Program Financial Improvement Action Plan form.
 
 
 
 
 
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