MSHN Issues RFI to Seek SUD Providers in Montcalm & Isabella Cos.

This document offers notice that Substance Use Disorder (SUD) treatment providers are being sought to establish specified SUD services or program locations in Montcalm and Isabella counties in response to service needs identified by the Mid-State Health Network (MSHN) Prepaid Inpatient Health Plan.

MSHN is a regional entity, which was formed pursuant to 1974 P.A. 258, as amended, MCL §330.1204b, as a public governmental entity separate from the CMHSP Participants that established it.  The CMHSP Participants formed Mid-State Health Network to serve as the prepaid inpatient health plan (“PIHP”) for the twenty-one counties designated by the Michigan Department of Community Health (now the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services [MDHHS]) as Region 5. The CMHSP Participants include Bay-Arenac Behavioral Health, Clinton-Eaton-Ingham Community Mental Health Authority, Community Mental Health for Central Michigan, Community Mental Health Authority (located in Gratiot County), Community Mental Health Authority (located in Tuscola County), Huron County Community Mental Health Authority, Ionia County Community Mental Health Authority, LifeWays Community Mental Health Authority, Montcalm County Community Mental Health Authority, Newaygo County Community Mental Health Authority, Saginaw County Community Mental Health Authority, and Shiawassee County Community Mental Health Authority.  Beginning January 1, 2014, MSHN entered into a contract with the State of Michigan for Medicaid funding and entered into subcontracts with the CMHSPs in its region and Substance Use Disorder Providers for the provision of Mental Health, Substance Use Disorder, and Developmental Disabilities services.

Project Details

MSHN intends to establish or expand SUD services specified below in or very near Montcalm and Isabella counties in the following American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) Levels of Care (LOC’s):
Montcalm County ASAM LOC’s of:
Withdrawal Management 3.2 & 3.7
Residential 3.1, 3.3, 3.5, 3.7
Outpatient 1.0 or 2.1 with Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT)

Isabella County ASAM LOC’s of: 
Withdrawal Management 3.2 & 3.7
Residential 3.1, 3.3, 3.5, 3.7
Outpatient 1.0 & 2.1

General Expectations for Interested Providers 

Interested provider must have the appropriate and necessary agency credentials in order to provide services being sought:

  • Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA)-issued SUD Service license;
  • MDHHS ASAM LOC Designation Letter;
  • Accreditation Certificate from a Nationally recognized accrediting body for the requested services;

Interested provider agrees to the credentialing policies/procedures of MSHN to be a credentialed member of MSHN’s SUD Provider Panel through a formal contractual agreement (for additional information, please see the MSHN Credentialing/Re-credentialing Policy);

Interested provider has sufficient staff currently available and credentialed to be able to provide the services being sought, or in the alternative identify an expected timeframe of acquiring qualified staff;

Interested provider currently has financial capacity to establish or expand existing service locations in the identified counties to provide the services being sought;

Interested providers should currently be or have capacity to be paneled to be a Medicare provider.

For additional information relative to becoming a SUD service provider with MSHN, please see the MSHN SUD Direct Service Procurement Policy.

General Information

General Submission of Interest Information

All interest submissions should include the following components:

  • Brief overview of provider’s current SUD service array/history
  • General/High Level Narrative of how provider would establish the requested services in the communities identified above.
  • General/High Level description of provider’s sustainability plan for new service sites
  • Any supportive documentation provider may want to include 

All questions and statement of interest should be submitted in writing by e-mail to Kyle Jaskulka, Contract Manager at Mid-State Health Network.