Manatee County Government Administrative Center Manatee Room, Fourth Floor 3:00 p.m. - March 29, 2016
March 29, 2016 - Joint Work Session with the Health Care Advisory Board
Agenda Item #1

Joint Session with the Healthcare Advisory Board


Contact and/or Presenter Information

Karen Windon, Deputy County Administrator, x3799

Cheri Coryea, Director, x3468

Andy Guyre, Human Services Division Manager, x3493

Action Requested
Work Session.  No Action Required.

Enabling/Regulating Authority

Background Discussion

This is the first work session between the Board of County Commissioners and the Healthcare Advisory Board. 

Healthcare, particularly the County's involvement in providing funding for healthcare for the uninsured/underinsured, has been a major issue for the past several years in Manatee County.  The elimination of the Health Care Trust Fund has created questions about future funding sources for healthcare.  Annual changes in state and federal funding resources and processes forces the County to constantly change processes to maximize those dollars to the greatest extent possible.

The Healthcare Advisory Board has held four meetings and has gained additional knowledge about programs and services available in Manatee County for the uninsured/underinsured.

At the March 23, 2016, meeting the Healthcare Advisory Board elected officers:  Stephen Hall, Chairman; Philip Brown, Vice Chairman; and Lori Dengler, Secretary.

Health Management Associates was awarded the consultant contract to develop a health care model to serve the uninsured/underinsured of Manatee County.  They will be present and participating in the work session and plan to present recommendations to the Board in late summer 2016.

The work session discussion will enable the Commissioners to discuss the issue with the Advisory Board and provide guidance on desired results.

County Attorney Review
Not Reviewed (No apparent legal issues)

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  HCAB Resolution 15-173.pdf
Attachment:  Heatlh Care AdvisoryBoard.pdf
Attachment:  HMA Consultant Scope of Services.pdf
Attachment:  HMA Presentation.pdf
Attachment:  Follow-up Memo-HCAB Work Session.pdf