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File #: 16-849    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 10/20/2017 Departments: HEALTH
On agenda: 12/12/2017 Final action: 12/12/2017
Title: Adopt a resolution authorizing an amendment to the agreement with Carol Moreali for consulting services for resource management department practice enhancement, extending the term through December 31, 2018 and increasing the amount payable by $200,000 to an amount not to exceed $300,000.
Attachments: 1. 20171205_r_Carol Moreali, 2. 20171205_a_Carol Moreali
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: Amendment to Agreement with Carol Moreali for Resource Management Consulting Services

RECOMMENDATION:
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Adopt a resolution authorizing an amendment to the agreement with Carol Moreali for consulting services for resource management department practice enhancement, extending the term through December 31, 2018 and increasing the amount payable by $200,000 to an amount not to exceed $300,000.

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BACKGROUND:
San Mateo Medical Center (SMMC) provides medical services to the safety net population within the County, and some of those services are supported by state and federal funding sources. In order to properly bill for reimbursement for such services, the SMMC Resource Management Department (RMD) works with providers and staff to ensure that patient medical records contain all information necessary for reimbursement. Due to the complex and evolving nature of state and federal reimbursement regulations, it is necessary to provide training and other compliance-related services to SMMC and to the RMD in particular.

In July 2017, the SMMC Chief Executive Officer approved a $100,000 agreement with Carol Moreali to assist the RMD with enhancing departmental practices through performing staff skill assessment, developing standardized work protocols, and implementing a custom-designed training and monitoring program, thereby ensuring compliance with applicable regulatory compliance with patient billing regulations.

DISCUSSION:
SMMC has identified a need for Carol Moreali to continue working with the RMD in order to ensure the long-term implementation of best practices in this area. This amendment will add funds and extend the agreement term through December 31, 2018, to give the RMD the assistance it needs to educate its...

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