Miami-Dade Legislative Item
File Number: 092165
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File Number: 092165 File Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Version: 0 Reference: R-1034-09 Control: Board of County Commissioners
File Name: MEDICAID-FUNDED HEALTH SERVICES MOUNT SINAI Introduced: 7/16/2009
Requester: NONE Cost: Final Action: 7/21/2009
Agenda Date: 7/21/2009 Agenda Item Number: 14A72
Notes: Title: RESOLUTION APPROVING EXECUTION OF AN AGREEMENT WITH THE STATE OF FLORIDA TO REMIT $600,000 FOR MEDICAID-FUNDED HEALTH SERVICES PROVIDED BY MOUNT SINAI MEDICAL CENTER OF FLORIDA, INC. UNDER COUNTY CONTRACT RFP429A AND APPROVING A CONTRACT AMENDMENT WITH MOUNT SINAI MEDICAL CENTER OF FLORIDA, INC. TO CREDIT MIAMI-DADE COUNTY $613,811 FOR SERVICES RENDERED
Indexes: MEDICAID FUNDS
Sponsors: Sally A. Heyman, Prime Sponsor
  Bruno A. Barreiro, 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 7/21/2009 14A72 Adopted P

County Manager 7/17/2009 Time Sensitive 7/21/2009
REPORT: Approving a Contract Amendment to Contract No. 429A with Mount Sinai for Employee Medical Assessment Testing to Credit Miami-Dade County for a total of $613,811 for Services Rendered. Through the State's Medicaid "buyback" program, contributions from local governments result in a higher Medicaid reimbursement rate for public hospitals, teaching hospitals, and those hospitals serving a disproportionately large Medicaid population. Item must pass in order for the County to utilize $613,811 credit from Employee Medical Assessment Testing fees due to Mount Sinai to remit $600,000 of these funds, on behalf of Mount Sinai, to the Medicaid "buy back" program. The $600,000 would then be eligible, through an Intergovernmental Transfer (IGT) payment, for federal matching dollars as coordinated through the State of Florida Agency for Health Care Administration. The agreement needs to be submitted to the State of Florida before the end of July 2009 in order to qualify.

County Manager 7/16/2009 Additions 7/21/2009

County Attorney 7/16/2009 Assigned Hugo Benitez

Legislative Text


TITLE
RESOLUTION APPROVING EXECUTION OF AN AGREEMENT WITH THE STATE OF FLORIDA TO REMIT $600,000 FOR MEDICAID-FUNDED HEALTH SERVICES PROVIDED BY MOUNT SINAI MEDICAL CENTER OF FLORIDA, INC. UNDER COUNTY CONTRACT RFP429A AND APPROVING A CONTRACT AMENDMENT WITH MOUNT SINAI MEDICAL CENTER OF FLORIDA, INC. TO CREDIT MIAMI-DADE COUNTY $613,811 FOR SERVICES RENDERED

BODY
WHEREAS, this Board desires to accomplish the purposes outlined in the accompanying memorandum, a copy of which is incorporated herein by reference; and
WHEREAS, this Board desires to contribute to the State of Florida to increase reimbursement for the provision of Medicaid funded health sources for the greater good of the community,
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, that this Board approves the Letter of Agreement with the State of Florida for Medicaid-funded health services and Supplemental Agreement No. 2 to Contract 429a, in substantially the form attached hereto and made a part hereof, and authorizes the County Mayor or County Mayor’s designee to execute same for and on behalf of Miami-Dade County and to exercise any cancellation and renewal provisions and any other rights contained therein.

MANAGER'S BACKGROUND
Date:


To:
Honorable Chairman Dennis C. Moss
and Members, Board of County Commissioners

From:
George M. Burgess
County Manager
Subject:
Resolution Approving a Letter of Agreement with the State of Florida to remit $600,000 for Increased Reimbursement for Medicaid-Funded Health Services Provided by Mount Sinai Medical Center of Florida, Inc.

STAFF RECOMMENDATION
Recommendation
It is recommended that the Board approve the attached resolution approving a Letter of Agreement with the State of Florida to remit $600,000 for increased Medicaid reimbursement for Medicaid-funded health services provided by Mount Sinai and approve a contract amendment to Contract No. 429A with Mount Sinai for employee medical assessment testing to credit Miami-Dade County $613,811 Services Rendered.

Scope
Mount Sinai is located in Commission District 4. Its service area is countywide.

Fiscal Impact/Funding Source
The fiscal impact of the $600,000 is budget neutral due to the $600,000 being credited to Miami-Dade County (plus an added $13,811 to cover UAP and IG Fees) from the Employee Medical Testing in Contract No. 429A.

Track Record/Monitor
Mount Sinai is a not-for-profit, mission-driven hospital, providing $32 million in charity care last year. Mount Sinai is one of only six statutory teaching hospitals in the state, training 160 residents and fellows in 19 different specialties.

Background
At the December 2, 2004 Board of County Commissioners (“Board”) meeting, the Board approved Contract No. 429A with Mount Sinai Medical Center of Florida, Inc., (Mount Sinai) for Employee Medical Assessment Testing. Under the Contract, Mount Sinai performs employment physical examinations for County employees and applicants.

Through the State's Medicaid "buyback" program, contributions from local governments result in a higher Medicaid reimbursement rate for public hospitals, teaching hospitals, and those hospitals serving a disproportionately large Medicaid population. Currently, the County also participates in the “buyback program” through Jackson Memorial Hospital. If approved, the County can use $613,811 credit from Employee Medical Assessment Testing fees due to Mount Sinai to remit $600,000 of these funds, on behalf of Mount Sinai, to the Medicaid "buy back" program. The $600,000 would then be eligible, through an Intergovernmental Transfer (IGT) payment, for federal matching dollars as coordinated through the State of Florida Agency for Health Care Administration. This is a one time-only remittance by the County, on behalf of Mount Sinai, for the State's Medicaid "buyback" program and therefore the County will have no additional liability to Mount Sinai beyond this singular payment.



OTHER
Letter of Agreement
THIS LETTER OF AGREEMENT made and entered into duplicate on the _______ day of _____, 2009, by and between Miami-Dade County buyback, (the County ) and the State of Florida, through its Agency for Health Care Administration, (the Agency),
1. Per House Bill 5001, the General Appropriations Act of State Fiscal Year 2008-09, passed by the 2008 Florida Legislature, the County and the Agency agree that the County will remit to the State an amount not to exceed a grand total of $600,000.

a) The County and the Agency have agreed that these funds will only be used to increase the provision of Medicaid funded health services to the people of the County and the State of Florida at large.

b) The increased provision of Medicaid funded health services will be accomplished through the buy back of the Medicaid inpatient and outpatient trend adjustments up to the actual Medicaid inpatient and outpatient cost but not to exceed the amount specified in the Appropriations Act for public hospitals, teaching hospitals as defined in section 408.07 (45) or 395.805, Florida Statutes, which have seventy or more full-time equivalent resident physicians and those hospitals whose Medicaid and charity care days divided by total adjusted days exceeds 25%.

2. The County will pay the State an amount not to exceed the grand total amount of $600,000. The County will transfer payment to the State in the following manner:

a) The payment of $600,000 is due upon notification by the Agency.

3. The County and the State agree that the State will maintain necessary records and supporting documentation applicable to Medicaid health services covered by this Letter of Agreement. Further, the County and State agree that the County shall have access to these records and the supporting documentation by requesting the same from the State.

4. The County and the State agree that any modifications to this Letter of Agreement shall be in the same form, namely the exchange of signed copies of a revised Letter of Agreement.

5. The confirms that there are no pre-arranged agreements (contractual or otherwise) between the respective counties, taxing districts, and/or the hospitals to re-direct any portion of these aforementioned Medicaid supplemental payments in order to satisfy non-Medicaid activities.


6. This Letter of Agreement is contingent upon the State Medicaid Hospital Reimbursement Plan reflecting 2008-09 legislative appropriations being approved by the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

7. This Letter of Agreement covers the period of July 1, 2008 through June 30, 2009.

WITNESSETH:
IN WITNESS WHEREOF the parties have duly executed this Letter of Agreement on the day and year above first written.

Miami-Dade County State of Florida


______________________________ ____________________________
Honorable Mayor Carlos Alvarez Phil E. Williams
Assistant Deputy Secretary for Medicaid Finance, Agency for Health Care Administration





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