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File #: 22-811    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 9/30/2022 Departments: HEALTH
On agenda: 10/18/2022 Final action: 10/18/2022
Title: Adopt a resolution authorizing an agreement with Crystal Chen, OD to provide optometry services for the term of November 1, 2022, through September 30, 2025, in an amount not to exceed $400,000.
Attachments: 1. 20221018_r_Crystal Chen OD, 2. 20221018_a_Crystal Chen, OD
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 Crystal Chen, OD for Optometry Services

RECOMMENDATION:
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Adopt a resolution authorizing an agreement with Crystal Chen, OD to provide optometry services for the term of November 1, 2022, through September 30, 2025, in an amount not to exceed $400,000.
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BACKGROUND:
San Mateo County is responsible for providing necessary medical care to its medically indigent population, as well as access to services to its general population. Dr. Chen has been providing optometry services at San Mateo Medical Center (SMMC) since 2011.

In November 2020, Dr. Chen entered into an agreement with SMMC to provide optometry services for the term of December 1, 2020, through November 30, 2023, in an amount not to exceed $300,000.

DISCUSSION:
The County has a continuing need for optometry services due to its aging patient population. Dr. Chen has agreed to provide continued optometry services. This agreement with Dr. Chen would align her compensation with the other optometrist contractors at SMMC and make the renewed agreement coterminous with the other optometry coverage contracts on September 30, 2025. Upon the Board's approval, Dr. Chen's current agreement would end, and this agreement would go into effect.

Under Dr. Chen's current agreement, she provides six half-day sessions of ambulatory optometry clinic services per week, with each half-day session consisting of four hours of coverage. Dr. Chen also provides Diabetic Retinopathy Classification (DRC) telemedicine services.

The factors that informed the compensation negotiations with SMMC's two other optometrist contractors apply equally to Dr. Chen. Dr. Chen offers approximately 65% of her productive clinical practice time to County Health co...

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