As part of its oversight functions, OASAS conducts focused interim reviews, fiscal reviews, investigations and recertification reviews of OASAS-certified providers and issues reports of findings, programmatic and regulatory violations, and required corrective actions. The findings of such evaluations may, at times, result in OASAS requiring the provider to identify and retain an “Independent Monitor” to oversee implementation of required corrective actions.
The purpose of this Request for Qualifications (RFQ) is to establish a list of qualified individuals capable of serving as an Independent Monitor on an as-needed basis. Independent Monitors oversee improvement of fiscal, programmatic, or regulatory deficiencies identified by the Office of Addiction Services and Supports (OASAS), in consultation with the provider and OASAS. Assignments may be made based on the Independent Monitor’s expertise and geographic location. There is no guarantee an assignment will be made and OASAS reserves the right to stop recruitment or utilization of the list at any time.
Please consult the full RFQ below for more information on the eligibility or the review/approval processes:
Request for Qualifications (RFQ) #21100: Independent Monitor
Request for Qualifications (RFQ) is to establish a list of qualified individuals capable of serving as an Independent Monitor on an as-needed basis. Independent Monitors oversee improvement of fiscal, programmatic, or regulatory deficiencies identified by the Office of Addiction Services and Supports (OASAS), in consultation with the provider and OASAS. Assignments may be made based on the Independent Monitor’s expertise and geographic location.
To be considered as an Independent Monitor, the candidate must:
- Not be currently affiliated with any OASAS-certified, funded or otherwise authorized program;
- Have practical experience and background in the operation of OASAS certified or funded programs;
- Be knowledgeable of current OASAS operating regulations, guidance documents and other relevant laws, rules and guidance relating to specific corrective actions;
- Possess analytical abilities related to interpretation of data and written material; and
- Demonstrate experience in communication skills (both verbal and written.)
For purposes of this RFQ the term affiliated is defined as: employed by, owned by, contracted with, consulting on behalf of, or receiving any renumeration from.
Duties and Responsibilities
Based on the specific provider circumstances and identified needs, the duties, roles, and responsibilities of the Independent Monitor shall be to:
- Act under the direction and at the behest of OASAS while being retained by the provider;
- Oversee the implementation of all required corrective action as prescribed by OASAS;
- Conduct an on-going utilization review of all current active patients to assess the appropriateness of level of care and length of stay determinations;
- Submit periodic progress reports using a tool identified by OASAS, as well as any additional relevant documentation requested by OASAS, to the designated OASAS representative;
- Oversee the program in developing comprehensive quality improvement and utilization review plans, and corresponding policies and procedures;
- Meet with OASAS staff when necessary to review activities and reports; and
- Perform any other duties as deemed necessary by OASAS.
How to Apply
Qualified candidates shall submit a resume, application found in Attachment A and JCOPE opinion where appropriate.
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis beginning June 16, 2021. The Independent Monitor list will be amended as applications are received and approved. OASAS reserves the right to stop recruitment at any time
Applications should be submitted via mail to [email protected] with a subject line “OASAS Project No. 21100”.
Attachment A - Independent Monitor
Application for qualifying individuals to become an Independent Monitor to oversee improvement of fiscal, programmatic, or regulatory deficiencies identified by the OASAS in consultation OASAS and the provider.
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