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File #: 20-854    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 10/13/2020 Departments: HEALTH
On agenda: 11/10/2020 Final action: 11/10/2020
Title: Adopt a resolution authorizing the Chief of San Mateo County Health or the Chief's designee to enter into a funding agreement(s) with the California Department of Aging, and all subsequent amendments thereto, to accept Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act funds during or for the term of October 1, 2020 through August 31, 2021 in the amount of $39,032; and to prepare and execute a Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act provider agreement and subsequent provider amendments, during or for the term October 1, 2020 through August 31, 2021.
Attachments: 1. 20201110_r_MIPPA Reso, 2. 20201110_a_State Agreement
Special Notice / Hearing: None__
Vote Required: Majority

To: Honorable Board of Supervisors
From: Louise F. Rogers, Chief, San Mateo County Health
Lisa Mancini, Director, Aging and Adult Services
Subject: Funding Agreement with the California Department of Aging for Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act

RECOMMENDATION:
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Adopt a resolution authorizing the Chief of San Mateo County Health or the Chief's designee to enter into a funding agreement(s) with the California Department of Aging, and all subsequent amendments thereto, to accept Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act funds during or for the term of October 1, 2020 through August 31, 2021 in the amount of $39,032; and to prepare and execute a Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act provider agreement and subsequent provider amendments, during or for the term October 1, 2020 through August 31, 2021.

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BACKGROUND:
The Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act (MIPPA) of 2008 amended Titles XVIII and XIX of the Social Security Act to extend expiring provisions under the Medicare program to improve beneficiary access to preventative and mental health services, to enhance low-income benefit programs, and to maintain access to medical care and pharmacies in rural areas.

MIPPA funding comes from the California Department of Aging (CDA) and is used to supplement the Older Americans Act (OAA) funds the County receives to operate the Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program (HICAP). HICAP provides seniors with Medicare benefits counseling and advice. The MIPPA funds will be directed to the County's HICAP contractor. All counties that operate a HICAP are eligible to receive MIPPA funds from CDA.

DISCUSSION:
The County's MIPPA/HICAP contractor provides outreach, education, and enrollment assistance to eligible Medicare beneficiaries regarding Low Income Subsidy, Medicare Savings Program, and Medicare preventive servic...

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