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Solicitation - Part A/B Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC) Jurisdiction M (JM) RFP   2

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The purpose of this contract is to obtain a Part A/Part B (A/B) Medicare Administrative Contractor (hereinafter referred to as “the contractor” or “MAC” or “A/B MAC”) to provide specified health insurance benefit administration services, including Medicare claims processing and payment services, in support of the “traditional” Medicare program (also known as the Medicare fee-for-service or FFS, program) for Jurisdiction M. Jurisdiction M includes the states of North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia. The JM MAC is also responsible for processing Medicare Home Health and Hospice (HHH) billings in 16 states: the states of Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas.

**Amendment 0001 issued on 1/26/2022 to add RFP Cover Page (SF33) and provide updated Questions and Responses attachment**

A DRAFT OF THE JM RFP IS PROVIDED AS AN ATTACHMENT TO THIS NOTICE

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) intends to issue a Request for Proposal to obtain a Medicare Administrative Contractor (hereinafter referred to as “the contractor”) to provide specified health insurance benefit administration services, including Medicare claims processing and payment services, in support of the Medicare Program (also known as the Medicare Fee-For-Service or FFS) for Jurisdiction M. Jurisdiction M encompasses the following states: North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia. The JM MAC is also responsible for processing Medicare Home Health and Hospice (HHH) billings in 16 states: the states of Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas.

The contractor shall perform numerous functions to support healthcare services for Medicare beneficiaries, which include performing claims-related activities and establishing relationships with providers of Medicare services, both institutional and professional, both in-patient (Part A) and out-patient (Part B). The contractor will perform the requirements of this contract in accordance with applicable laws, regulations, Medicare manuals, as well as CMS requirements to ensure the financial integrity of the Medicare FFS Program.

Pursuant to the authority of FAR Part 15, Contracting by Negotiation, CMS intends to conduct a full and open procurement to fulfill this need. Accordingly, the Contracting Officer will seek to award to the vendor whose proposal represents the best solution to CMS’ requirements at a fair and reasonable price.

Award will be made to the Offeror whose proposal offers the best overall value to the Government using FAR 15.101-1 trade-off processes, which, “...allows the Government to

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A DRAFT OF THE JM RFP IS PROVIDED AS AN ATTACHMENT TO THIS NOTICE

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) intends to issue a Request for Proposal to obtain a Medicare Administrative Contractor (hereinafter referred to as “the contractor”) to provide specified health insurance benefit administration services, including Medicare claims processing and payment services, in support of the Medicare Program (also known as the Medicare Fee-For-Service or FFS) for Jurisdiction M. Jurisdiction M encompasses the following states: North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia. The JM MAC is also responsible for processing Medicare Home Health and Hospice (HHH) billings in 16 states: the states of Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas.

The contractor shall perform numerous functions to support healthcare services for Medicare beneficiaries, which include performing claims-related activities and establishing relationships with providers of Medicare services, both institutional and professional, both in-patient (Part A) and out-patient (Part B). The contractor will perform the requirements of this contract in accordance with applicable laws, regulations, Medicare manuals, as well as CMS requirements to ensure the financial integrity of the Medicare FFS Program.

Pursuant to the authority of FAR Part 15, Contracting by Negotiation, CMS intends to conduct a full and open procurement to fulfill this need. Accordingly, the Contracting Officer will seek to award to the vendor whose proposal represents the best solution to CMS’ requirements at a fair and reasonable price.

Award will be made to the Offeror whose proposal offers the best overall value to the Government using FAR 15.101-1 trade-off processes, which, “...allows the Government to consider award to other than the lowest cost Offeror or other than the highest technically rated Offeror...”; affording the Government the most advantageous balance of cost and technical factors as defined in the upcoming solicitation.

The resulting contract is anticipated to include a base year plus six (6) one-year options. The NAICS code applicable to this procurement is 524114, Direct Health and Medical Insurance Carriers, with a small business size standard of $41.5 million.

All questions concerning this procurement must be submitted electronically in response to this Draft RFP via email in Microsoft Excel format to the following address: MAC_Procurement@cms.hhs.gov by 10:00 AM EST, December 15, 2021. Technical questions submitted by telephone or verbally will not be honored. The Offeror shall group questions together, i.e. by solicitation sections, Attachment J.01, etc.

Submission of questions shall include at a minimum, company name, address, point of contact, email address and phone number. Offerors shall submit questions in a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet, as set forth in Attachment J.29.

Answers to questions CMS determines to be necessary for proposal preparation will be conveyed in the Final solicitation.

CMS anticipates releasing the Final solicitation for Jurisdiction M on or about January 3, 2022 with proposals due approximately February 1, 2022. Award is anticipated to be approximately January 2023. It will be the offeror's responsibility to check the same site where the Draft solicitation is posted for the Final solicitation and closing date.

This solicitation is pending availability of funds.

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OVERVIEW

Solicitation Number
75FCMC22R0001
Response Deadline
Feb. 18, 2022, 11:00 a.m. EST
Posted
Sept. 23, 2022, 1:44 p.m. EST (originally: Jan. 19, 2022, 2:40 p.m.)
Set Aside
None
Place of Performance
UNITED STATES
Source
SAM
Links
None
PRIMARY CONTACT
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Title
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Name
Evan Seltzer
Email
Evan.Seltzer@cms.hhs.gov
Phone
410-786-0933
Fax
None
SECONDARY CONTACT
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Title
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Name
Tamara Jones
Email
Tamara.Jones@cms.hhs.gov
Phone
410-786-0674
Fax
None

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Source Agency Hierarchy
HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, DEPARTMENT OF>CENTERS FOR MEDICARE AND MEDICAID SERVICES>OFFICE OF ACQ GRANTS MGMT
Last Updated
Sept. 23, 2022
Archive Date
Feb. 19, 2022