Lakeshore Regional Entity (LRE) holds the Medicaid Managed Specialty Supports and Services Concurrent 1915(b)/(c) Waiver Programs, the Healthy Michigan Program, the Flint 1115 Waiver and Substance Use Disorder Community Grant Programs contract with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS), Behavioral Health and Development Disabilities Administration (BHDDA). The LRE is one of 10 Regional Pre-Paid Inpatient Health Plans (PIHP) in the state of Michigan. The Community Mental Health Service Providers making up the LRE are: Allegan County CMH, HealthWest (Muskegon County), Network 180 (Kent County), Ottawa County CMH and West Michigan CMH (Mason, Lake, and Oceana counties). The LRE service population is comprised of individuals with mental illness, developmental disabilities, and substance use disorders.

LRE is inviting proposals from Managed Care Entities (MCE) to provide Managed Care functions, outlined in the contract for the region. The selected MCE will focus on providing excellence in the administration, oversight of standards and improved quality of services and support for Medicaid beneficiaries throughout the region.

Specific details including, requirements, time lines and resource documentation for submission are found here:


Lakeshore Regional Entity 2018 RFP Bidders Library

Date and Time


March 15, 2018

RFP Issued

March 23, 2018, by 
5:00pm Eastern Time

Mandatory Letter of Intent to respond due to LRE by prospective bidders to the LRE Single Point of Contact via e-mail.

March 26, 2018
10:00am Eastern Time
Phone: 917-408-6563
PIN 100 699 5319

Bidder conference call (for those that submitted timely intent to respond). 

March 30, 2018, by 
5:00pm Eastern Time

Bidder written questions due to LRE. Questions sent after the deadline will not be responded to.

April 6, 2018

LRE to issue written responses to Bidder questions.

May 15, 2018, by 
4:00pm Eastern Time

Final proposals from Bidders due.

June 8, 2018

Tentative Bidder interviews.

June 15, 2018

Notification to successful Bidder of intent to contract.