The Alabama Department of Corrections doesn’t have a new healthcare provider after all.
After awarding a contract at the end of June to YesCare Corporation, which is based in Tennessee, to provide medical and mental health services for all facilities in ADOC, the Department announced on its website last week that it is now pulling that agreement and will re-award the contract at a later date.
The agreement with YesCare was set to begin on Oct. 1.
“Out of an abundance of caution, the ADOC has determined that it is in the state’s best interest to rescind this RFP (request for proposal) and any previously issued notice of intent to award …,” said ADOC attorney Mary Coleman Roberts, in a letter posted on the ADOC website.
The letter also states that ADOC plans to reissue the RFP at a later date but that date has not yet been determined. There is no explanation provided for why ADOC officials have rescinded the agreement with YesCare.
The letter from Coleman was issued on Aug. 3, just more than a month after a previous letter she wrote announcing that YesCare had been selected as the service provider.
APR has requested more information from ADOC on what led to the change of course and will update the story when that information is made available.