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File #: 16-848    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 9/14/2017 Departments: HEALTH
On agenda: 12/12/2017 Final action: 12/12/2017
Title: Adopt a resolution authorizing an agreement with Maurer Dermatology Associates to provide dermatology services for the term of December 1, 2017, through November 30, 2019, for an amount not to exceed $1,100,000.
Attachments: 1. 20171212_r_Maurer Associates Agreement.pdf, 2. 20171212_a_Maurer Dermatology Agreement.pdf
Special Notice / Hearing: None__
Vote Required: Majority

To: Honorable Board of Supervisors
From: Louise Rogers, Chief, Health System
Chester J. Kunnappilly, MD, Chief Executive Officer, San Mateo Medical Center
Subject: Agreement with Maurer Dermatology Associates to Provide Dermatology Services

RECOMMENDATION:
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Adopt a resolution authorizing an agreement with Maurer Dermatology Associates to provide dermatology services for the term of December 1, 2017, through November 30, 2019, for an amount not to exceed $1,100,000.

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BACKGROUND:
In January 2011, San Mateo Medical Center (SMMC) entered into an agreement with University of California at San Francisco Medical Center (UCSF) under which Dr. Toby Maurer provided teledermatology screening and dermatology clinic services at SMMC. This agreement converted SMMC's dermatology services from totally in-person services to a combination of in-person and teledermatology, for which Dr. Maurer or another board-certified physician reviews an electronic image of the affected area to diagnose and treat the patient's condition.

DISCUSSION:
UCSF has declined to continue contracting with the County for this service. However, given the success of this approach, SMMC now seeks to continue receiving dermatology services through a direct contract with Dr. Toby Maurer. The services provided under this new agreement include 24 hours a day/7 days per week teledermatology coverage and two days per week for a dermatology physician in clinic at SMMC. In addition, the contract will provide for five days per week of advanced practitioner coverage at SMMC and other Health System Clinics.

Most skin problems are non-life threatening, and by using teledermatology to transmit an image of the affected area, appropriate treatment can be prescribed for the patient without having the patient return to SMMC on a clinic day. This frees up time on clinic days for the treatment of more serious and/or life-threatening...

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