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File #: 20-467    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 5/5/2020 Departments: HEALTH
On agenda: 6/30/2020 Final action: 6/30/2020
Title: Adopt a resolution authorizing an agreement with 7th Avenue Center, LLC for locked psychiatric care services, for the term of July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2023, in an amount not to exceed $5,526,706.
Attachments: 1. 20200630_r_7th Avenue Center.pdf, 2. 20200630_a_7th Avenue Center, LLC.
Special Notice / Hearing: None__
Vote Required: Majority

To: Honorable Board of Supervisors
From: Louise F. Rogers, Chief, San Mateo County Health
Scott Gilman, Director, Behavioral Health and Recovery Services

Subject: Agreement with 7th Avenue Center, LLC for Locked Psychiatric Care Services

RECOMMENDATION:
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Adopt a resolution authorizing an agreement with 7th Avenue Center, LLC for locked psychiatric care services, for the term of July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2023, in an amount not to exceed $5,526,706.

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BACKGROUND:
Mental Health Rehabilitation Centers (MHRC), such as 7th Avenue Center, LLC (7th Avenue), provide locked psychiatric care for adults with serious and persistent mental illnesses. Counties are required by the State Department of Mental Health to pay a "basic rate" for skilled nursing/basic care for adults 18-64 years of age who are housed in MHRC facilities. The basic rates vary by geographic region and are set annually by the State Department of Health Services. Medi-Cal provides basic rate funding for individuals in locked facilities who are age 65 years and older. In addition to the basic rate, selected San Mateo County clients at MHRC facilities may be authorized for supplemental payments, often referred to as "patches" or "enhanced rates" in order to provide augmented services based on the severity of an individual's illness. 7th Avenue has contracted with Behavioral Health and Recovery Services (BHRS) since 2002.

Under the B-1 Administrative Memorandum, the selection of providers of inpatient psychiatric facilities for mental health clients is exempt from the Request for Proposals requirement.

DISCUSSION:
The agreement with 7th Avenue is for the provision of 10 beds for San Mateo County residents. Efforts over the last several years to decrease the length of stay at Napa State Hospital and at Cordilleras have resulted in an increased use of community placements like 7th Avenue. For severely mentally il...

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