On July 1, 2019, Ascend, a MAXIMUS company, launched a new contract with the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS). Ascend will provide Pre-Admission Screening and Resident Review (PASRR) Level II - Serious Mental Illness (SMI) assessments. The incumbent was Keystone Peer Review Organization Inc. (KEPRO). Ascend had previously provided centralized PASRR services for OhioMHAS from 2009 to 2015 before KEPRO was selected. The state released the request for proposals (RFP CSP900620) on August 7, 2018; proposals were due by September 7, 2018. The contract was awarded on February 5, 2019. The initial term runs through June . . .