So where does this leave us? There are a few possible outcomes…
With disqualified bids, CMS must revisit the single payment amounts and contracted rates.
CMS could announce a full or partial delay of the program.
CMS may delay. It takes time to execute new contracts and to recalculate single payment amounts. Alternatively, CMS could decide to stick with the original schedule but not pursue contracting in the MSAs where licensure is an issue. Precedent along these lines was established in Round 1 after capacity could not be acquired in the bid process for San Juan, PR. This is an unlikely option, however, as we are not aware of any public notification or communications with unaffected contract providers.
MiraVista will continue to monitor the situation and will communicate developments as they become available.