States Seek Integrated Services and Health Equity in Pending Medicaid RFPs

The latest round of current and upcoming state requests for proposals (RFPs) is continuing a sea change toward integrated care and greater health equity in managed Medicaid programs. Several states are redesigning their programs altogether, with a focus on integrating physical and behavioral health, as well as addressing social determinants of health. New Mexico’s new Turquoise Care program will combine physical health, behavioral health and long-term care services, while Oklahoma will incorporate managed care into its Medicaid program for the first time in 2023. Notably, the state is soliciting bids from both MCOs and provider-led entities to integrate physical health, behavioral health and prescription drug services. Moreover, Georgia and Virginia both hinted at upcoming program changes as they prepare to release RFPs within the next year, with Georgia recently asking stakeholders how it could improve health care in underserved communities. Texas, meanwhile, in the second quarter of 2023 will unveil what’s sure to be a hotly contested RFP — its managed care plans currently serve more than 5 million people. See an overview of key RFPs that are expected to be issued or awarded in the coming months in the table below.

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Carina Belles

Carina Belles

Carina is a reporter at AIS, specializing in public sector data research, trend analysis and infographics. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Journalism from Ohio University, joining AIS shortly after graduating in 2014.

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