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New Mexico Human Services Department: Brain Injury Services

Deadline: March 28, 2019

The New Mexico Human Services Department (HSD) is seeking to establish contracts with qualified professional agencies to provide non-Medicaid home and community based services to eligible individuals living with brain injury. These services are provided through the HSD Brain Injury Program and are funded through the Brain Injury Services Fund (BISF). Contracted providers are sought to provide direct services to New Mexicans with traumatic and other acquired brain injuries, who have crisis interim needs and are not eligible to receive services through Medicaid. All services are intended to resolve a participant’s crisis needs, while enhancing self-determination and promoting independence. The specific direct crisis interim provider services required include:

  1. Service Coordination (SC): Services provided through a professional agency specializing in supporting the brain injury/disability population in each of the five service regions.
  2. Fiscal Intermediary Agent (FIA): Services provided through a professional agency, which pays for specialized goods and services accessed by BISF participants statewide and through its development of a specialized provider network that is willing to serve individuals with brain injury.

Life Skills Coaching, another BISF Program component, will be a service arranged through the FIA component, and provided in regions where professional Life Skills Coaching or Life Coaching services are available, through certified/licensed providers.

Offerors may submit only a single proposal for one of the two service components and commit to avoiding conflict of interest by providing only one of these service components to enrolled participants of the BISF Program.

Amount: The total available for the two direct provider services is $1,213,310 (see Appendix G of the solicitation for more details). Specifically,

  • A total of $529,200 will be available for Service Coordination (2 Metro, 2 NE, 1 NW, 1 SE, and 1 SW), including costs related to delivery of the Service Coordination service and any administrative and indirect costs
  • A total of $684,110 will be available for the statewide provision of Fiscal Intermediary Agent services, including $525,250 for the payment of actual expenses related to the delivery of BISF Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) goods and services and a total of $128,860 for administrative and indirect costs

Contracts will be awarded for 12 months with the option of renewing on an annual basis for three additional years.

Eligibility: An Offeror is defined as any person, corporation, or partnership that chooses to submit a proposal. Selected contractors for the Service Coordination component are expected to be professional social workers with training and experience in brain injury and behavioral health issues.

Link: http://www.hsd.state.nm.us/LookingForInformation/open-rfps.aspx

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