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File #: 22-284    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 3/24/2022 Departments: HEALTH
On agenda: 4/19/2022 Final action: 4/19/2022
Title: Adopt a resolution authorizing an agreement with Howard Belfer MD to provide neurology services for the term of May 1, 2022 through April 30, 2023, in an amount not to exceed $250,000.
Attachments: 1. 20220419_r_Howard Belfer, MD, 2. 20220419_a_Howard Belfer, MD
Special Notice / Hearing: None__
Vote Required: Majority

To: Honorable Board of Supervisors
From: Louise F. Rogers, Chief, San Mateo County Health
Chester J. Kunnappilly, MD, Chief Executive Officer, San Mateo Medical Center
Subject: Agreement with Howard Belfer MD to Provide Neurology Services

RECOMMENDATION:
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Adopt a resolution authorizing an agreement with Howard Belfer MD to provide neurology services for the term of May 1, 2022 through April 30, 2023, in an amount not to exceed $250,000.

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BACKGROUND:
San Mateo County is responsible for providing necessary medical care to its medically indigent population. For more than 20 years, Dr. Belfer has provided neurology services for San Mateo Medical Center (SMMC). Neurology is a non-surgical specialty area that addresses many of the root causes for neurological disorders, nerve damage, and pain.

DISCUSSION:
Under this agreement, Dr. Belfer has agreed to provide a minimum of 72 clinics serving 10 to 12 patients per clinic, half of the on-call coverage, and 36 reading blocks dedicated to performing and reviewing electroencephalograms and electromyograms for 20 to 24 patients per month.

County Administrative Memorandum B-1 provides that contracts for physicians are exempt from the Request for Proposals process.

The agreement 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 fiscal obligations by a maximum of $25,000 (in aggregate).

It is anticipated that 50% of electromyogram wait times will be reduced from nine weeks to four weeks.

PERFORMANCE MEASURE:
Measure
FY 2021-22 Estimated
FY 2022-23 Projected
Percentage of electromyogram wait times reduced from nine weeks to four weeks

N/A*
50%
*This is a new agreement.

FISCAL IMPACT:
The term of the agreement is May 1, 2022 through April 30, 2023. The amount of the agreement is not to exceed $250,000 for the o...

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