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Developments Regarding the Solicitation for Phase I of the Care Coordination Innovations Project 


The Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services would like to announce a few developments regarding the Solicitation for Phase I of the Care Coordination Innovations Project.

After much consideration of very complex issues, the Department has determined that Illinois is not in a position to pursue the Managed FFS Option of the Medicare/Medicaid Dual Alignment Initiative. Therefore, Medicare savings will not be available for sharing with any Care Coordination Entities (CCE) that serves dual eligibles. CCEs targeting dual eligibles will need to take into account only Medicaid savings they can generate in anticipating shared savings revenue they receive, and in proposing care coordination fees that are cost neutral.

The Department was pleased to review 75 Letters of Intent submitted on behalf of entities interested in the CCE and Managed Care Community Networks (MCCN) Solicitation. The state’s fiscal crisis, however, will not allow us to fund every model. Taking into consideration the budget situation and timing of the other initiatives the Department is executing, we would like to announce that we anticipate contracting with no more than the following number of CCEs/ MCCNs:

To give bidders time to adjust their Proposals and consider consolidating with other entities, we are extending the Proposal due date to Friday, June 15, 2012.

In light of this announcement, we welcome any new questions regarding the Solicitation. Please e-mail comments to by 5 p.m., Monday, April 30, 2012. We will post our answers on or around Tuesday, May 15, 2012.

The Proposal remains posted on the HFS Web site at:

If you are interested in collaborating with other community partners, we encourage you to visit the Care Coordination Matchmaker Web site, which also remains posted at: