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File #: 19-029    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 12/17/2018 Departments: HEALTH
On agenda: 1/8/2019 Final action:
Title: Adopt a resolution authorizing an amendment to the agreement with the Health Plan of San Mateo for pharmacy benefits administration, extending the term through December 31, 2019, and increasing the amount of the agreement by $1,350,000 to an amount not to exceed $4,050,000.
Attachments: 1. 20190108_r_HPSM Amendment.pdf, 2. 20190108_a_HPSM Amendment_signed
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To: Honorable Board of Supervisors
From: Louise Rogers, Chief, San Mateo County Health
Stephen Kaplan, Interim Director, Behavioral Health & Recovery Services
Subject: Amendment to the Agreement with Health Plan of San Mateo for Pharmacy Benefits Administration

RECOMMENDATION:
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Adopt a resolution authorizing an amendment to the agreement with the Health Plan of San Mateo for pharmacy benefits administration, extending the term through December 31, 2019, and increasing the amount of the agreement by $1,350,000 to an amount not to exceed $4,050,000.

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BACKGROUND:
Since 2010, Behavioral Health and Recovery Services (BHRS) has utilized the Health Plan of San Mateo's (HPSM) pharmacy benefits administration services for BHRS clients requiring psychiatric medication. The services are provided to indigent adults and Medi-Cal members carrying a "share of cost," i.e., not covered by the Medi-Cal funding structure and for whom BHRS is financially responsible.

On December 15, 2015, your Board authorized an agreement with HPSM for the term of July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2018, for BHRS to utilize HPSM's pharmacy benefits administration services for clients requiring psychiatric medication, in the amount of $2,700,000.

DISCUSSION:
HPSM will continue to administer the pharmacy benefits provided to BHRS indigent adult clients and Medi-Cal members carrying a share of cost.

It is now necessary to exercise our option as stated in the contract to extend the term for an additional year and six months and increase the maximum amount for HPSM to continue to provide the services described above.

The amendment and Resolution have been reviewed and approved by County Counsel as to form.

Approval of this amendment contributes to the Shared Vision 2025 outcome of a Healthy Community by providing pharmacy benefit services, which help clients to remain stable in the community. It is a...

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