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Office of Mental Health

Non-Profit Behavioral Health / Developmental Disability Providers Health Information Technology Investment Program
Request for Proposals (RFP)

The Office of Mental Health (OMH), in partnership with the Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) and the Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) has released a Request for Proposal that creates a one-time $10 million Non-Profit Behavioral Health / Developmental Disability Providers Health Information Technology (BH-DD HIT) Investment Program.

This Program was created to support the acquisition of information technology systems, electronic health records, billing systems, or other hardware and any other infrastructure costs associated with the inclusion of behavioral health or developmental disability services in the Medicaid Managed Care benefit package. These funds are available to not-for-profit agencies licensed, certified or approved by the Office of Mental Health (OMH), the Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS), and the Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) to continue the provision of critical mental health, developmental disability, and substance abuse disorder services to millions of New Yorkers.

Awardee List Excell Document

Request for Proposals PDF Document

Attachment A: Transmittal Form PDF Document

Attachment A-1: Pass/Fail Questionnaire and Attestation PDF Document

Attachment B: Project Cost Sheet Excell Document

Appendix B1: Budget Narrative PDF Document

Attachment C: New York State Regional Economic Development Council Regional Map PDF Document

Appendix C: OMH Master Contract Form PDF Document

Questions and Answers PDF Document

Attention: February 25, 2016 Update – Awardee List

The awards have been finalized and notification letters will be sent out in the mail (via US Postal) no later than Monday, February 29th. A list of awardees, with amounts awarded, is attached here as a link.

Attention: December 31, 2015 Update - New RFP Submission Process
New Information pertaining to submission of the Behavioral Health/Developmental Disability Providers Health Information Technology Investment RFP Application

The RFP currently states that the complete proposal package should contain one (1) original copy of each component and a flash drive (please ensure your agency name is on the flash drive) containing the entire proposal as one searchable PDF document.

Due to the high number of anticipated applications, the preferred method of submission is now as follows:

  1. E-mail the complete proposal package as one searchable PDF document to the following e-mail: BHO@omh.ny.gov
  2. The subject line should read exactly as: Attn: BH-DD HIT RFP

or

  1. Submit a flash drive only Please ensure that:
  • Your agency name is on the flash drive
  • The flash drive contains the entire proposal as one searchable PDF document.
  • No paper hardcopy is submitted
  • The flash is remitted to:
Carol Swiderski
New York State Office of Mental Health
Contracts and Claims - 7th Floor
44 Holland Avenue
Albany, NY 12229
Attn: BH-DD HIT RFP

Attention! December 22, 2015 Clarification

The Non-Profit Behavioral Health/Developmental Disability Providers Health Information RFP has been revised. Please note changes to the following pages/Sections

  • Cover Page: Adds the revision date of the RFP
  • Page 2: Deleted sentence regarding eligibility of those providers who are not members of New York State Health Homes.
  • Page 4: Table of Contents revised
  • Page 5: (Section 1.1 Background) - Deleted the sentence in the first paragraph regarding this grant not applying to any provider who is a member of a New York State Health Home.
  • Page 6: (Section 2.1 Eligibility) - Deleted the sentence regarding those organizations not designated to deliver New York State OMH HCBS Waiver services and who are not members of New York State Health Homes.
  • Page 7: (Organizations that are not eligible to apply) - Deleted the sentence regarding “Organizations that have received or will be receiving funding through the Health Care Efficiency and Affordability Law for New Yorkers (HEAL NY), the Capital Restructuring Financing Program (CRFP), or the New York State Health Home program (HH).”
  • Attachment A1, Attestation: Deleted question 2 - “Are you a Behavioral Health provider that is not a member of a NYS Health Home?