Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - December 16, 2014
December 16, 2014 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #18

Amendment No. 2 to Contract 09-3109FL, Emergency Medical Transportation Billing Services Agreement


Contact and/or Presenter Information

Contact: Frank Lambertson, Contracts Negotiator, Ext. 3042; Financial Management Department, Purchasing Division  

Presenter: Christine Bowling, EMS Business Operations Manager, Ext. 7874; Public Safety Department, EMS Billing Division 

Action Requested
Authorize the County Administrator or designee to execute Amendment No. 2 to Contract 09-3109FL, Emergency Medical Transportation Billing Services Agreement with PST Services, Inc., d/b/a Per-Se Technologies of Doral, FL to extend the agreement for one (1) year commencing January 1, 2015, and ending December 31, 2015.

Enabling/Regulating Authority
Manatee County Code of Laws

Background Discussion

Manatee County requires billing and collection service for Emergency Medical Services (EMS) transports, as required on a case by case basis, using a billing system that conforms to generally accepted accounting principles.  Manatee County Emergency Medical Services provides emergency ambulance services exclusively and throughout Manatee County, Florida.

The agreement was approved on December 20, 2011, by the Board of County Commissioners with an initial period of performance  commencing January 1, 2012, and ending December 31, 2014.  All rates remain unchanged and will continue at 5.0% of net funds collected by the County or a flat fee of $8.00 for all Medicaid accounts.

Amendment No. 1 was issued March 23, 2012, to clarify the company name from PST Services, Inc., A McKesson Co., to PST Services, Inc., d/b/a Per-Se Technologies.

The agreement contains two additional one year renewal options, with this Amendment No. 2 being the first option period to be exercised. 

County Attorney Review
Not Reviewed (No apparent legal issues)

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records

Original to Board Records.

Copy to:  PST Services, Inc., d/b/a Per-Se Technologies, 7955 NW 12th Street, Suite 100, Doral, FL 33126.

Email Copies to: frank.lambertson@mymanatee.org  and christine.bowling@mymanatee.org

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  Amendment 2 - Emergency Medical Transportation Billing.pdf