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File #: 19-0645    Version: 1 Name: Retroactive Medi-Cal County Inmate Program Agreement
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 5/9/2019 In control: Public Health
On agenda: 10/8/2019 Final action: 10/8/2019
Enactment date: Enactment #: Agreement No. 19-524
Title: Approve and authorize the Chairman to execute a retroactive Agreement with California Department of Health Care Services for the FY 2019-20 Medi-Cal County Inmate Program, effective July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020 ($2,306,967).
Attachments: 1. Agenda Item, 2. Attachment A, 3. Agreement A-19-524 with DHCS
DATE: October 8, 2019

TO: Board of Supervisors

SUBMITTED BY: David Pomaville, Director, Department of Public Health

SUBJECT: Retroactive FY 2019-20 Medi-Cal County Inmate Program Agreement

RECOMMENDED ACTION(S):
TITLE
Approve and authorize the Chairman to execute a retroactive Agreement with California Department of Health Care Services for the FY 2019-20 Medi-Cal County Inmate Program, effective July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020 ($2,306,967).
REPORT
Approval of the recommended action will allow medical providers to seek reimbursement from the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) Medi-Cal County Inmate Program (MCIP) for covered inpatient hospital services (covered services) rendered to eligible County adult inmates and juvenile wards (eligible inmates) for FY 2019-20. The agreement must be entered into annually in order to allow providers to seek reimbursement for MCIP services to eligible inmates, with no increase in Net County Cost. This item is countywide.

ALTERNATIVE ACTION(S):

Should your Board not approve the recommended action, providers would not be reimbursed by DHCS for covered services provided to eligible inmates who are incarcerated at Fresno County Detention Facilities and the Juvenile Justice Campus. Furthermore, the County would retain responsibility for payment to providers for these services.

RETROACTIVE AGREEMENT:

The recommended agreement is retroactive to July 1, 2019 and was not presented to your Board earlier due to the delay in receiving the agreement from DHCS. The Department received the agreement from DHCS on August 6, 2019. The prior agreement expired June 30, 2019.

FISCAL IMPACT:

There is no increase in Net County Cost associated with the recommended action. The maximum compensation is $2,306,967 ($126 more than the FY 2018-19 maximum). DHCS will charge the County an annual administrative fee of $6,967, which is based on a methodology specified in the proposed agreement. DHCS will charge the County...

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