FBO Notice Date 09/18/18
BIDS Reference Number 131
Document Type: Presolicitation
Professional, Administrative, And Management Support Services

Department of Veterans Affairs, Manchester VAMC, Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 03104

R -- Medicaid Application Assistance SOL 36C24118Q9357 DUE 092518Jacob Linxweiler603-314-4418

The Department of Veteran s Affairs, Network Contracting Office 1, Boston VA Healthcare System will be soliciting a request for quotation (RFQ) on FBO on or about September 18, 2018 for Medicaid application assistance services for beneficiaries of services. The RFQ will be will be set aside for small businesses and shall be conducted in accordance with FAR 13 procedures. The VA intends to award asingle, firm fixed-price contract to the successful offeror.

MEDICAID APPLICATION ASSISTANCE SERVICESThe contractor shall provide assistance in person and remotely, as requested, with the completion of Medicaid applications. Medicaid has various names, depending on the state administering the program, as such enrollment in services for an equivalent program of a different name shall be included under this contract.The contractor shall be able to navigate the Medicaid application process to completion for states served within the VISN as noted above. The contractor shallprovide personal assistance and resources to VABHS staff, patients and caregivers, who have been identified as needing to complete this application in order toaccess additional community based resources that Medicaid can provide. Individuals are identified through a screening process completed by VABHS staff. The contractor will make a dedicated effort to continuously follow-up on pending Medicaid applications to ensure applications are processed in a time efficient manner. The contractor will be proactive with contacting the Medicaid office to receive timely updates on the status of applications. The contractor will continue tofollow-up with VHABHS staff, patients, caregivers, and the Medicaid office until a decision is made by Medicaid in regards to eligibility. This may also include appealing Medicaid decisions. Completing these applications will permit successful transitions from acute and subacute care for the many patients in need of long term care. It will also enable a reduced length of stay and decreased healthcare costs.Medicaid refers to assistance provided by the government to individuals, including eligible low-income adults, elders and people with disabilities, who meet financial and clinical criteria. This assistance enables recipients to access a spectrum of services including long term care. Medicaid is administered by states, according to federal requirements. The program is funded jointly by states and the federal government.SERVICE LOCATIONS

a.VA Boston Healthcare System, West Roxbury Campus1400 VFW Pkwy, West Roxbury, MA 02132b.VA Boston Healthcare System, Brockton Campus940 Belmont Street, Brockton, MA 02301c.VA Boston Healthcare System, Jamaica Plain Campus150 S. Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02130PERIOD OF PERFORMANCEa. Period of Performance: One base year with the possibility of four one-year option periods.Base Year:1 October 2018 30 September 20191st Option Period1 October 2019 30 September 20202nd Option Period1 October 2020 30 September 20213rd Option Period1 October 2021 30 September 20224th Option Period1 October 2022 30 September 2023

Inquiries regarding this notice shall be sent electronically to Jacob Linxweiler, jacob.linxweiler@va.gov. No phone calls or fax inquiries will be accepted.CITE: https://www.fbo.gov/spg/VA/MaVAMC608/MaVAMC608/36C24118Q9357/listing.html