Northern Michigan Regional Entity response to media coverage of SUD block grant funding

In response to a recent 7 & 4 news story titled “Blocked grant funding dried up for certain incarcerated inpatient treatment“, the Northern Michigan Regional Entity (NMRE) is providing the 6-1-18 memo (linked below) that was addressed to Jails, District Courts and Probation Officers with whom the NMRE most frequently communicates. This memo does indicate that we have overspent our block grant funding, as we have in previous years but we are NOT discontinuing services or stopping the use of block grant funding. Rather, this memo describes our need to apply medical necessity guidelines to ensure that individuals accessing our most intensive and highest cost residential services are appropriate for the setting and their stage of recovery. These residential services are meant for individuals who are actively using, IV drug users, those being released from medical detox and pregnant women.

The memo also outlines that the NMRE will continue to look at options/alternatives that could include intensive outpatient or traditional outpatient services for individual upon early release from jail (Medicaid or Block Grant).

Link to Memo: NMRE_June_Block_Grant_Memo

Request for Proposals Auditing Services

**The deadline for submission has ended. Thank you for your participation.**

The NMRE is requesting proposals for professional auditing services for fiscal years 2018, 2019, and 2020.  Please download the RFP and submit proposals to the attention of Deanna Yockey, CFO.  Submissions are due to the NMRE no later than 5:00PM, Friday, June 15, 2018.  Notification of award will occur no later than August 17, 2018.

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Request for Proposal for SUD Prevention Services FY 2019

Update: The time period for participation in this RFP has ended. Thank you for your participation.

The Northern Michigan Regional Entity is issuing a Request for Proposal (RFP) for Substance Use Disorder Prevention Services in FY 2019 for the counties of  Antrim, Charlevoix, Cheboygan, Crawford, Emmet, Otsego and Roscommon.  The proposal packet is available for download by clicking here.

Completed proposals are due to NMRE by Friday, June 1, 2018. 

A pre-proposal conference call meeting to review the Request for Proposal is scheduled for Wednesday, May 9th at 10:00 a.m.

NMRE employees will not respond to inquiries submitted via telephone, or visitation by proposing organizations or their representatives. Inquiries will be responded to as described within the RFP document.

Providers that currently contract with NMRE for prevention services within these counties and are interested in submitting a proposal will need to complete all documents in the packet as requested.