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File Number: 052393
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File Number: 052393 File Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Version: 0 Reference: R-941-05 Control: County Commission
File Name: MOU WITH BAPTIST HOSPITAL Introduced: 8/17/2005
Requester: NONE Cost: Final Action: 8/23/2005
Agenda Date: 8/23/2005 Agenda Item Number: 14A2
Notes: Title: RESOLUTION APPROVING EXECUTION OF A MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING WITH BAPTIST HOSPITAL OF MIAMI, INC. FOR BAPTIST HOSPITAL'S ENROLLMENT AND PARTICIPATION IN THE 340B DRUG PRICING PROGRAM TO MAKE THE HOSPITAL ELIGIBLE FOR DISCOUNT OUTPATIENT DRUG PRICING BENEFITING INDIGENT, UNINSURED AND UNDER-INSURED MIAMI-DADE COUNTY RESIDENTS
Indexes: BAPTIST HOSPITAL
  MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING
Sponsors: Rebeca Sosa, Prime Sponsor
  Jose "Pepe" Diaz, Co-Sponsor
  Katy Sorenson, Co-Sponsor
Sunset Provision: No Effective Date: Expiration Date:
Registered Lobbyist: None Listed


Legislative History

Acting Body Date Agenda Item Action Sent To Due Date Returned Pass/Fail

Board of County Commissioners 8/23/2005 14A2 Adopted P
REPORT: In response to Commissioner Seijas, Ms. Phillis Oeters, Vice-President, Community and Government Relations, Baptist Health, confirmed that the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) attached to the foregoing proposed resolution was a boilerplate document that had been used around the country and accepted by the federal government. Commissioner Seijas said she would like to see a higher commitment from Baptist Hospital to provide indigent care. She requested that the Hospital provide the Board with bi-annual reports on its participation in the 340B Drug Pricing Program, via the County’s Office of Countywide Healthcare Planning. Ms. Oeters agreed to provide the Board with reports. She noted the Hospital’s initiative of decompressing Baptist Hospital campus and providing services to other Baptist facilities. Commissioners Sorenson and Diaz requested that they be listed as co-sponsors on the foregoing proposed resolution.

County Manager 8/18/2005 Additions 8/23/2005

Community Outreach, Safety & Healthcare Admin Cmte 8/17/2005 2J Forwarded to BCC without a recommendation P

County Attorney 8/17/2005 Referred Community Outreach, Safety & Healthcare Admin Cmte 8/17/2005

County Attorney 8/17/2005 Assigned Eugene Shy 8/17/2005
REPORT: "NED"

Legislative Text


TITLE
RESOLUTION APPROVING EXECUTION OF A MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING WITH BAPTIST HOSPITAL OF MIAMI, INC. FOR BAPTIST HOSPITAL'S ENROLLMENT AND PARTICIPATION IN THE 340B DRUG PRICING PROGRAM TO MAKE THE HOSPITAL ELIGIBLE FOR DISCOUNT OUTPATIENT DRUG PRICING BENEFITING INDIGENT, UNINSURED AND UNDER-INSURED MIAMI-DADE COUNTY RESIDENTS

BODY
WHEREAS, the 340B Drug Pricing Program (the "340B Program") resulted from enactment of Public Law 102-585, the Veteran's Health Care Act of 1992; and
WHEREAS, the 340B Program provides for discount outpatient drug pricing for covered entities enrolled in the 340B Program; and
WHEREAS, Baptist Hospital is desirous of becoming a "Covered Entity" under the applicable definition and requirements of the 340B Program; and
WHEREAS, Baptist Hospital's enrollment in the 340B Program will benefit indigent, uninsured and under-insured Miami-Dade County residents; and
WHEREAS, one of the requirements for enrollment in the 340B Program is that Baptist Hospital must have a contract with a local government to provide health care services to low income individuals who are not eligible for Medicare or Medicaid, as in the Memorandum of Understanding attached,

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, that this Board hereby approves the execution of a Memorandum of Understanding with Baptist Hospital, in substantially the form attached hereto and made a part hereof, and authorizes the County Manager to execute same for and on behalf of Miami-Dade County to provide for Baptist Hospital's enrollment in the 340B Program for discount outpatient drug pricing and to benefit indigent, uninsured and under-insured Miami-Dade County residents.



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