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

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services approved the State of Hawai‘i’s “QUEST Integration” (Project Number 11-W-00001/9) Demonstration under Section 1115(a) of the Social Security Act 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 the 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 and effectively.  This demonstration project is approved through December 31, 2018.

Under the provisions 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:               November 28, 2018

Time:               9:30 am

Location:         State Capitol

                        Conference Room 309

                        415 South Beretania Street

                        Honolulu, Hawaii  96813

In addition to the annual public forum, the State will provide updates to the Hawai‘i ‘Ohana Nui Project Expansion (HOPE) program, a five-year initiative to develop and implement a roadmap to achieve the vision of healthy families and healthy communities.  The goal of the HOPE initiative is to achieve the Triple Aim of better health, better care, and sustainable costs for our community. Within five years, MQD anticipates that the investments in healthy families and healthy communities will translate to improved health and well-being through decreased onset of preventable illnesses, improved early detection and optimal management of conditions, and a continued sustainable growth rate in Medicaid spending.

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 808-692-8078. 

In lieu of joining the public forum in person, written comments may be provided and must be received by the State from the date of publication of this notice through November 30, 2018 to:

Department of Human Services

Med-QUEST Division

Attention:  Policy and Program Development Office

P.O Box 700190

Kapolei, Hawaii  96709-0190


Email to: [email protected]

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 808-692-8078. 

                                                                                                                                    DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES

                                                                                                                                    JUDY MOHR PETERSON, PhD


Modified on October 25, 2018