RFP Understanding and Rationale
The Department of Managed Health Care (DMHC) issued the RFP soliciting for proposals from qualified entities and capacities that can perform the tasks as indicated in the scope of work section. The organization issued the RFP for a specific purpose of ensuring that California residents with disabilities may benefit from support materials and services necessary to understand the state’s health care programs.. The organization needs to devise a way of ensuring that people with disabilities can access health care services a lot of ease. People with disabilities go to health facilities because of the special treatment they need in order to maintain good health. The RFP focuses on how the DMHC will develop health care support materials and services that are easy to use and will help enable Californians with disabilities to understand the health care programs of the state following the changes brought about by the Affordable Care Act.
The DMHC deals in the provision of health care needs for people with disabilities in California. The organization also seeks to protect the rights of more than 20 million health care clients. A director heads up the DMHC and is assisted by a chief deputy director and four deputy directors. As a vast company, DMHC has a market share of 90% of the commercial health insurance in California . The organization’s business need is to make sure that people with disabilities in the State of California access the relevant information on the health care services in the state. DMHC also will need organizations to ensure that disabled individuals can navigate through the complicated Californian health care system to access the relevant services for medical products that they require so as to improve or maintain their health status. The organization is in charge of regulating health care plans in the state. Therefore, it needs to ensure its primary roles of providing health care plans and protecting the rights of enrollees. The duty of an I-O Practitioner is to help the DHMC to develop suitable support materials and services as stipulated in the RFP. .
Summary of tasks
DMHC has several tasks stated in its RFP. The interested parties responding to the RFPs must fulfill these tasks. The proposal must provide solutions to the services solicited for by DMHC.Each task specified in the DMHC RFP helps the organization to achieve its objective by solving problems facing the organization.
First, there is a need to offer guidance and training to equip people with disabilities with the necessary information on how to go through California’s health care systems. The consultant will coordinate a technical team of experts in disability issues and other stakeholders who will provide guidance and training. In addition, they will use surveys to evaluate progress and make further recommendations.
Second, there is a need to develop suitable support materials necessary to make the people with disabilities to understand the health care programs of the state. Affordable Care Act was signed into law by President Barack Obama in 2010. The consultant will analyze existing Affordable Care Act-related outreach and educational materials to identify gaps that exist in information available to Californians with disabilities. Consequently, there will be a need to review and develop support materials based on the findings and the analysis of the Affordable Care Act.The consultant will develop support materials to address the underlying issues and close the identified gaps.
There is also a need to evaluate the existing training materials. The consultant will conduct a thorough review of the existing materials and provide recommendations on how to upgrade them to ensure disabled Californians access, maintain, and enhance their health care system.
Consequently, the consulting firm will also create revised educational materials with a focus on caregivers and representatives of disabled people as well as persons with disabilities. They will also develop a distribution plan of the new and revised educational materials to ensure optimal results.
I/O Psychology Rationale
The business problem specified in the RFP has a close link to I/O psychology in several ways. The business problem focuses on persons with disabilities and explains how they can access quality health care services. The RFP will focus on ensuring that Californians with disabilities have the necessary information and support to navigate the California healthcare system and obtain the services they need to maintain and improve their health. Therefore, it will involve studying the current materials used by persons with disabilities and make recommendations on how to improve them to suit the needs of persons with disabilities. The I-O Practitioners must have the ability to complete the nine tasks listed in the RFP using theoretical and empirical knowledge. I-O Practitioners will work with in the task groups to help analyzeuse of the support materials and how the changes created by the Affordable Care Act will affect the individuals with disabilities. The I-O Practitioners will use the information obtained from this analysis in completion of the nine tasks as stipulated in the RFP.
The I-O Practitioners, through their expertise, will be able understand how persons with disabilities will be aided in their navigation through the California healthcare system by the developed materials.I-O Practitioners can also help determine the impact that the developed support materials will have on the persons with disabilities. Therefore, they are the best people to develop the materials and access the effects of its usage on Californians with disabilities. They can also customize material used by disabled people to make themeasier to use. I-O Practitioners have the expertise to conduct research on factors that may impede the usage of the materials. They will look into the underlying issues and challenges that are likely to be faced by the disabled people when using this materials. This will be influential in coming up with the most appropriate solutions..
Personal and Professional rationale for selecting RFP
This RFP selection reflects on professional and personal adventure. From the professional point of view, this RFP is relevant,in that, it helps the consultant understand how the developed support materials and the changes brought about by the Affordable Care Act will help in improving the health of the persons living with disabilities. The RFP mainly focuses on the completion of nine tasks by the I-O Practitioners.
This RFP was also appropriate because the I-O Practitioner has a vast interest in the health sector, under government health care to individuals with disabilities. The consultant of this proposal is passionate about this topic and finds pleasure working on this topic.
The RFP has the correct format of a typical RFP. The RFP clearly outlined its requirements, purpose, and scope of work. There are nine tasks to be completed by the I-O Practitioner, hence it is an ideal RFP to use for this project. One has an interest in helping people with disabilities, possessing experience in voluntary projects to help poor people with disabilities access medical care by bringing the services close to them
The RFP is about addressing DMHC’s business problem of developing a system that would enhance outreach programs and the health care system for disabled people in California. The requirement needs include specific attachments outlined within the RFP and the basic requirements to help with training material for the Californian health care system for disabled individuals. The business problem, requested tasks, the format, and contents of the RFP will aid in reaching out to individuals with disabilities.
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