Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - April 25, 2017
REVISED April 25, 2017 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #41

Florida Agency for Health Care Administration LIP (Low Income Pool) Funding Change

Briefing Provided Upon Request

Contact and/or Presenter Information
Joshua T. Barnett, Health Care Services Manager, Community Services, Department of Neighborhood Services, ext. 3978

Cheri Coryea, Director, Department of Neighborhood Services, ext 3468

Action Requested

Approval for a $5,000.00 increase in the current year's matched Low Income Pool (LIP) funding for a total amended amount of $505,000.00, and authorization for the County Administrator to execute the Hospital LIP/DSH Letter of Agreement.

Authorization for the County Administrator to have signature authority to approve future amendments in this year's award from  AHCA funds, should awarded funds increase/decrease in amounts equal to or less than $50,000.00 and are available in the Health Care Program reserve funds for this year, following AHCA LIP funding.

Enabling/Regulating Authority
FS 125

Background Discussion

Commissioners approved matched Low Income Pool (LIP) funding agreement for this year to Manatee Memorial Hospital to account for uncompensated "charity care;" the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) originally agreed to $500,000.00.

At this time, AHCA is seeking to enhance this match, requesting Manatee County approve an additional $5,000.00 to current LIP funding, totaling a $505,000.00 commitment from Manatee County Government.

The Administrator's ability to approve changes in LIP funding Letter of Agreement of values no less than $50,000.00 through AHCA would permit the County to shorten the time necessary to execute an amended agreement with AHCA in order to transfer LIP funds to Manatee Memorial Hospital and not cause other delays in the LIP fund management within AHCA.

County Attorney Review
Not Reviewed (No apparent legal issues)

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records

If possible, Records to electronically sign by DocuSign and forward to AHCA for secondary signature, reflecting newly agreed amount, provided BOCC approval.

If electronic signature is not possible at this time, Records to provide original document with approved signature to AHCA for their counter-signature and maintain a copy of the original document for records until the counter-signed document is obtained from AHCA, forward copy of signed document to joshua.barnett@mymanatee.org.

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name
$5,000.00 - Line item transfer of Department funds for LIP

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs
TBD by State annually

Attachment:  2 Manatee County_101168_Manatee Memorial Hospital_LIP_LOA SFY 2016-17.pdf