Miami-Dade Legislative Item
File Number: 100568
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File Number: 100568 File Type: Resolution Status: Before the Board
Version: 0 Reference: Control: Board of County Commissioners
File Name: PUBLIC HEALTH TRUST TO PROVIDE INFO Introduced: 3/3/2010
Requester: NONE Cost: Final Action: 3/18/2010
Agenda Date: 3/18/2010 Agenda Item Number:
Notes: SPECIAL ITEM NO. 6 Title: RESOLUTION REQUESTING PUBLIC HEALTH TRUST TO TIMELY PROVIDE CERTAIN INFORMATION OUTLINED HEREIN PERTAINING TO THE PUBLIC HEALTH TRUST, JACKSON MEMORIAL FOUNDATION, UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI AND MIAMI-DADE COUNTY
Indexes: PUBLIC HEALTH TRUST
Sponsors: Sally A. Heyman, Prime 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Board of County Commissioners 3/18/2010 Special Item No. 6 Withdrawn P

Health, Public Safety & Intergovernmental Cmte 3/18/2010 2H Forwarded to the BCC by BCC Chairperson due to lack of a quorum
REPORT: Chairwoman Heyman requested staff to prepare the appropriate memorandum asking Board of County Commission (BCC) Chairman Dennis C. Moss to waive the Board’s Rules and Procedures to allow this proposed resolution to be considered at the March 18, 2010, BCC Special meeting regarding the Public Health Trust at 2:00 p.m.

County Manager 3/17/2010 Additions

County Attorney 3/4/2010 Referred Health, Public Safety & Intergovernmental Cmte 3/18/2010

County Attorney 3/3/2010 Assigned Jeffrey Poppel

Legislative Text


TITLE
RESOLUTION REQUESTING PUBLIC HEALTH TRUST TO TIMELY PROVIDE CERTAIN INFORMATION OUTLINED HEREIN PERTAINING TO THE PUBLIC HEALTH TRUST, JACKSON MEMORIAL FOUNDATION, UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI AND MIAMI-DADE COUNTY

BODY
WHEREAS, this Resolution seeks information that would result in obtaining significant operational changes at the Public Health Trust (“PHT”); and
WHEREAS, review of current practices should result in positively impacting the delivery of quality, affordable and accessible health care to residents of Miami-Dade County; and
WHEREAS, forthcoming information regarding operational procedures, practices and policies will allow for comparison to standards and best practices,
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, that this Board hereby requests:
* The PHT to provide a copy of the Deloitte “Project Recreate Jackson” study and recommendations to Board of County Commissioners, the Mayor and PHT Board of Trustees within five (5) working days from the effective date of this Resolution and identify what PHT has done or intends to do regarding Deloitte’s recommendations.
* The PHT Transplant/Cadaver Accounts to be billed simultaneous with the University of Miami or explain why it cannot be done.
* If permissible, PHT should suspend “prompt pay clause” of vendor contracts allowing the PHT 120 days to pay in order to assist in stabilizing finances.
* The PHT to perform an immediate assessment of PHT Procurement as it relates to implementing “User Access Plan” (UAP) initiative for all eligible procurements. The Commission Auditor shall have full access to PHT financial information and report on PHT policy and procedures regarding Procurement, bid waivers, who approves and criteria related thereto within ten (10) working days.
* The PHT to provide full production of Chartis Study/Audit to the Board of County Commissioners, Mayor and PHT Board of Trustees within five (5) working days from the effective date of this Resolution.
* The PHT to provide full production of Chapin Study/Audit to the Board of County Commissioners, Mayor and PHT Board of Trustees within five (5) working days from the effective dates of this Resolution.
* The PHT to require Quality Assurance employees in “front end” position to safeguard and assure integrity regarding obtaining information regarding patient registration, proper billing, filing deadlines, and insurance information.
* The PHT to perform a full review regarding PHT reimbursement under Undocumented Alien Reimbursement and assigned person(s) to meet Federal criteria for timely and responsive submission.
* The PHT to submit to the Board of County Commissioners a monthly statement of
* Accounts receivable transferred to Bad Debt.
* Daily Adjustment and Payors affected.
* The PHT to do a full audit of accounts coded “no authority from insurance” and “not timely filed with insurance” for last two (2) years stating amounts and cause. The PHT President shall within thirty (30) days from the effective date of this Resolution submit in writing corrective action taken to reduce “write off” from these codes.
* The County Auditor to perform a full audit of International Portfolio sale and denials of $80 million.
* PHT members to agree to not seek and/or accept employment at PHT, UM Medical, Jackson Foundation for a period of two (2) years upon leaving PHT Board of Trustees.
* The PHT to provide full disclosure of all consultants working on behalf of PHT, Jackson Memorial Foundation; compensation and scope of work; to be submitted within ten (10) working days.
* The PHT to perform a comparison of rates for transplant and organ donation services for PHT, UM, Baptist and Broward General.
* The PHT to identify existing “profit” and “proprietary” departments and services.
* The Commission Auditor to audit the PHT HR department, related to practices and procedures for background checks, qualification verification of new hires for executive and PHT administrator employees hired within the last twelve (12) months.
* The County Attorney shall review legal options under existing contracts between the PHT and the Jackson Memorial Foundation for ability to have independent audit of fundraising, contracts and expenditures.



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