|Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - December 1, 2015|
Agenda Item #39
Health Care Resolution 15-184
Briefing Provided Upon Request
Contact and/or Presenter Information
Brenda Rogers, Director, Community Services, x3489
Andy Guyre, Human Services Division Manager, x3493
Motion to adopt Resolution 15-184 creating a funding mechanism for payments to participating healthcare providers for medically necessary healthcare services to eligible Manatee County Residents; and adopt Budget Amendment Resolution B-16-024.
This program is designed to create a mechanism to fund primary care physicians, specialists, clinics, urgent care centers, and other health care providers that do not fit into one of those categories. Historically, the funding of physicians related to indigent care was tied to an emergency room/hospital visit and was limited to 3 follow-up visits. This new program encourages citizens to seek help through less expensive options such as doctor's office or clinic for non-emergency health issues instead of calling an ambulance and going to the emergency department. Participating Providers will sign a document acknowledging that they understand the requirements of the attached program. They will be trained to use the county purchased software solution (IHS) programmed to allow practices to review a patient's eligibility or to do on-the-spot eligibility determinations. Participating providers are also required to participate in the HIE Network health information exchange.
Reimbursement is at the Medicare rate as defined by CMS.
County staff will conduct site visits and monitoring.
County Attorney Review
Other (Requires explanation in field below)
Explanation of Other
Mr. Eschenfelder assisted in the review of the resolution and plan pursuant to RLS 15-306.
Instructions to Board Records
Copy to Community Services once executed.
Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name
$1,250,000 from General Fund Reserves for Health Care
Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs
Attachment: Resolution 15-184.pdf
Attachment: Transition Program.pdf
Attachment: B-16-024 Participating Providers Health Care Funding.pdf
Attachment: 2015 Federal Poverty Level Charts.pdf