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Agenda Item #50
Approval of the Indigent Health Care Recommendations
Contact and/or Presenter Information
Joshua T. Barnett, ext 3978
Ava Ehde, ext 3974
Motion to approve the following recommendations for the Manatee County Indigent Health Care Services Program:
Florida Statute 125 - County Government
The Board of County Commissioners (BCC) received updates from the Neighborhood Services Department, Health Care Services Section, regarding indigent health care services funded by the Board of County Commissioners. Recommendations to continue ongoing activities that improve access to care for eligible residents of Manatee County by maintaining reductions in average care costs were presented at the BCC's Regular Meeting on August 25, 2020. The Board Chair approved a request to consider the proposed recommendations at a subsequent Regular Meeting of the BCC on this date.
Due to annual reductions in State-funded safety-net hospital services, indigent health funds invested in local community-based safety-net health services are indicated, to avoid the unnecessary use of the emergency department by the uninsured.
Currently, indigent health services provided by ARNPs or PAs are not payable in any setting by the County. The above recommendations increase access to affordable, community-based safety net health services to continue to reduce the burden on the emergency-department and safety-net hospital providers and observed increases in uncompensated care costs.
County Attorney Review
Not Reviewed (No apparent legal issues)
Explanation of Other
Instructions to Board Records
Provide the Board's vote to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name
001-0015404 Physicians Fund
Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs
Attachment: HCS BOCC Update 08 2020 Final.pdf
Attachment: HCS BOCC Recommendations 09 2020.pdf