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Notice #: 0000989501-01

Notice of Post-Award Public Forum on the QUEST Integration Medicaid 1115 Demonstration

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services approved the State of Hawai’i’s demonstration project entitled, “QUEST Integration” on September 24, 2013. The five year demonstration project, which is administered by the Department of Human Services, Med-QUEST Division (MQD), integrates the previous managed care programs to align with requirements of the Affordable Care Act, provides a more patient-centered healthcare delivery system, and expands access to home and community based services, all with the goal of delivering better health outcomes more efficiently. This demonstration project is currently approved through December 31, 2018.

Under the provision of federal law, the State must hold a public forum to solicit comments on the progress of the demonstration project. Therefore, the MQD hereby notifies the public that a post-award public forum will be held to afford the public with an opportunity to provide meaningful comments on the progress of the demonstration project as described in this notification.

Date: June 19, 2017
Time: 8:30 am to 11:30 am
Location: Videoconference Centers (VCC)

Hilo State Office Building Lihue State Office Building
75 Aupuni Street, Basement 3060 Eiwa Street, Basement
Hilo, Hawaii 96720 Lihue, Hawaii 96766

Wailuku State Office Building Kalanimoku Building
54 South High Street, Third Floor 1151 PunchbowI Street, Room B10
Wailuku, Hawaii 96793 Honolulu, Hawaii 96813

Kakuhihewa Building
601 Kamokila Boulevard, Room 167B
Kapolei, Hawaii 96707

Interested parties are invited to join the public forum and to state their views on the progress regarding the demonstration project. Space is limited for this public forum. To RSVP your attendance, please call 808-692-8132.

For all interested parties and the islands of Molokai and Lanai who are unable to travel to one of the sites above, please submit your written comments to the address provided below.

In lieu of joining the public forum in person or by videoconference, written comments may also be provided and must be received by the State from the date of publication of this notice through June 19, 2017 to:

Department of Human Services
Med-QUEST Division
Attention: Policy and Program Development Office
P.O Box 700190
Kapolei, Hawaii 96709-0190

Special accommodations (i.e. interpreter, sign language interpreter, large print, or taped materials) will be arranged, if requested no later than seven (7) working days before the scheduled public forum by calling 808-692-8058.

(SA989501 5/8/17)~