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File #: 21-055    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 12/11/2020 Departments: GOVERNING BOARD
On agenda: 1/12/2021 Final action: 1/12/2021
Title: Acting as the Governing Board of the San Mateo County Public Authority, adopt a resolution authorizing an amendment to the agreement with San Mateo Community Health Authority, dba Health Plan of San Mateo for provision of health benefits to independent providers of the In-Home Supportive Services Program to extend the term of the agreement through December 31, 2021, and to increase the amount payable under the agreement by $6,000,000, for a total amount not to exceed $27,500,000.
Attachments: 1. 20210112_r_Healthworx, 2. 20210112_a_Healthworx
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: Amendment to the Agreement with San Mateo Community Health Authority, dba Health Plan of San Mateo, to Provide Health Benefits for Independent Providers of the In-Home Supportive Services Program

RECOMMENDATION:
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Acting as the Governing Board of the San Mateo County Public Authority, adopt a resolution authorizing an amendment to the agreement with San Mateo Community Health Authority, dba Health Plan of San Mateo for provision of health benefits to independent providers of the In-Home Supportive Services Program to extend the term of the agreement through December 31, 2021, and to increase the amount payable under the agreement by $6,000,000, for a total amount not to exceed $27,500,000.

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BACKGROUND:
In 1993, the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors approved an ordinance establishing the Public Authority (PA) as the legal entity to administer the provider component of the In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) program. The ordinance also designated San Mateo County Board of Supervisors as the PA's Governing Board. The mission of IHSS is to help eligible elderly, blind, and disabled individuals remain in their homes for as long as safely possible. The program contracts with independent providers to assist County residents with a wide variety of daily living activities including bathing, eating, preparing meals, and performing certain paramedical services authorized by a physician.

In 2000, 2013, 2015, and 2018, the Board adopted Memoranda of Understanding (MOU) with Service Employees International Union, Local 521 (Local 521), under which Local 521 is the exclusive representative for IHSS providers in the County and the PA administers wages and benefits, including health benefits, for IHSS providers.

In 2001, the Board first a...

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