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File #: 20-461    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 6/10/2020 Departments: HEALTH
On agenda: 6/30/2020 Final action: 6/30/2020
Title: Adopt a resolution authorizing an amendment to the agreement with One Life Counseling Center for managed care services, extending the term through December 31, 2020, and increasing the amount by $250,000, to an amount not to exceed $350,000.
Attachments: 1. 20200630_r_One Life Counseling Center, 2. 20200630_a_A1_OLC
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: Amendment to the Agreement with One Life Counseling Center

RECOMMENDATION:
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Adopt a resolution authorizing an amendment to the agreement with One Life Counseling Center for managed care services, extending the term through December 31, 2020, and increasing the amount by $250,000, to an amount not to exceed $350,000.

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BACKGROUND:
Behavioral Health and Recovery Services (BHRS), as a first tier, downstream delegated entity of the Health Plan of San Mateo (HPSM) for the provision of Medi-Cal Services for the mild to moderately mentally ill, is required to maintain a Private Provider Network (PPN). Moreover, BHRS is obligated to provide services throughout the County that are geographically and culturally accessible, and to make available the range of specialty clinical services that are needed by County clients. One Life Counseling Center (OLCC) has been a contracted provider in BHRS' PPN for mild to moderate mental health services since 2016.

DISCUSSION:
In 2019, BHRS entered into an agreement with OLCC for managed care services. BHRS is currently re-delegating the PPN contracts back to the HPSM. As a result, this amendment is necessary to extend the agreement by six months through December 31, 2020, so that OLCC can continue to provide services to clients while HPSM begins their own contracting process. The maximum amount also needs to be increased by $250,000 to cover the costs for the additional months.

Under the B-1 Administrative Memorandum, the selection of private mental health therapists for BHRS is exempt from the County's Request for Proposals process. It is BHRS's practice to offer contracts for specialty outpatient mental health services to any willing qualified provider.

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