Coordinated Care Organizations: Final Request for Application Available

March 21, 2012 -- Interested Coordinated Care Organizations (CCOs) can now begin the application process. The final Request for Application (RFA) for CCOs has been posted online at the CCO website.

The RFA describes the process of becoming a CCO and includes sections addressing requirements and information about submitting the CCO Letter of Intent and the application. The RFA is the final authority and provides the sole guidance for how to become a CCO.

There are several critical steps in applying to become a CCO. All application materials, including the non-binding Letter of Intent to Apply, must be submitted electronically through the CCO Portal.  To use the secure portal site, you will need to register for an account no later than March 29, 2012. Be sure and note all submission deadlines, including (for the first round of applications):

April 2, 2012 – Non-binding Letters of Intent due to OHA from all potential 2012 CCO applicants (no matter when they intend to apply through the year.)

April 30, 2012 – Technical applications due to OHA from potential CCOs for first period

May 14, 2012 – Financial applications due to OHA from potential CCOs for first period

May 28, 2012 – First CCOs certified and enter CMS approval process

Aug. 1, 2012 - First CCOs launched. See for timelines for subsequent application periods.

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