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File #: 20-677    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 8/13/2020 Departments: HEALTH
On agenda: 9/15/2020 Final action: 9/15/2020
Title: Adopt a resolution authorizing an amendment to the agreement with Health Care Interpreter Network increasing the amount by $550,000, to an amount not to exceed $2,775,000.
Attachments: 1. 20200915_r_Health Care Interpreter Network, 2. 20200915_a_Health Care Interpreter Network
Special Notice / Hearing: None__
Vote Required: Majority

To: Honorable Board of Supervisors
From: Louise F. Rogers, Chief, Health System
Chester J. Kunnappilly, MD, Chief Executive Officer, San Mateo Medical Center
Subject: Amendment to the Agreement with Health Care Interpreter Network to Provide Voice and Video Medical Interpreting Services

RECOMMENDATION:
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Adopt a resolution authorizing an amendment to the agreement with Health Care Interpreter Network increasing the amount by $550,000, to an amount not to exceed $2,775,000.

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BACKGROUND:
On July 7, 2015, the Board approved an agreement with Health Care Interpreter Network to provide voice and video medical interpreting services. The agreement has been amended multiple times, most recently the Board approved an amendment to extend the term of the agreement through June 30, 2021, and increase the amount of the agreement by $1,400,000, to an amount not to exceed $2,225,000.

DISCUSSION:
San Mateo Medical Center (SMMC) has been experiencing an increased demand for video and over-the-phone interpretations due to the language diversity of our patients and an increase in telehealth visits due to COVID-19. Therefore, SMMC is requesting an increase of $550,000 to fund the agreement through June 30, 2021.

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

The resolution contains the County's standard provisions allowing amendment of the
County's fiscal obligations by a maximum of $25,000 (in aggregate).

It is anticipated that approximately 66,000 voice and video consultations annually will be required by patients receiving treatment at SMMC or its clinics.

PERFORMANCE MEASURE:
Measure
FY 2019-20 Actual
FY 2020-21 Estimated
Approximate number of voice and video consultations required by patients receiving treatment at SMMC or its clinics
54,232 consultations
66,000 consultations

FISCAL IMPACT:
The term of the agreement is July 1, 2015 thr...

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