Miami-Dade Legislative Item
File Number: 120203
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File Number: 120203 File Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Version: 0 Reference: R-234-12 Control: Board of County Commissioners
File Name: ARRESTEE INSURANCE SCREEN Introduced: 1/31/2012
Requester: NONE Cost: Final Action: 3/6/2012
Agenda Date: 3/6/2012 Agenda Item Number: 11A9
Notes: Title: RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE MAYOR, DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS AND THE PUBLIC HEALTH TRUST TO COLLABORATE TO DEVELOP A COMPREHENSIVE CORRECTIONS HEALTH SERVICES INTAKE WORKFLOW, POLICY AND PROCEDURE THAT WILL INCLUDE, BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO, EARLY VERIFICATION OF HEALTH CARE PAYMENT COVERAGE FOR EACH PRESENTING ARRESTEE AND PURSUIT OF PAYMENT FOR SERVICES RENDERED TO ARRESTEES FROM ANY IDENTIFIED RESPONSIBLE THIRD PARTY PAYER AND DIRECTING THE MAYOR, DEPARTMENT AND TRUST TO REPORT ON SAID POLICY AND PROCEDURE NO LATER THAN ONE HUNDRED TWENTY (120) DAYS FOLLOWING THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS RESOLUTION
Indexes: CORRECTIONS CARE
  PUBLIC HEALTH TRUST
Sponsors: Rebeca Sosa, Prime Sponsor
  Lynda Bell, Co-Sponsor
  Esteban L. Bovo, Jr., Co-Sponsor
  Sally A. Heyman, 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 3/6/2012 11A9 Adopted P

Public Safety & Healthcare Admin Cmte 2/14/2012 2A Forwarded to BCC with a favorable recommendation P

County Attorney 1/31/2012 Referred Public Safety & Healthcare Admin Cmte 2/14/2012

County Attorney 1/31/2012 Assigned Valda Clark Christian

Legislative Text


TITLE
RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE MAYOR, DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS AND THE PUBLIC HEALTH TRUST TO COLLABORATE TO DEVELOP A COMPREHENSIVE CORRECTIONS HEALTH SERVICES INTAKE WORKFLOW, POLICY AND PROCEDURE THAT WILL INCLUDE, BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO, EARLY VERIFICATION OF HEALTH CARE PAYMENT COVERAGE FOR EACH PRESENTING ARRESTEE AND PURSUIT OF PAYMENT FOR SERVICES RENDERED TO ARRESTEES FROM ANY IDENTIFIED RESPONSIBLE THIRD PARTY PAYER AND DIRECTING THE MAYOR, DEPARTMENT AND TRUST TO REPORT ON SAID POLICY AND PROCEDURE NO LATER THAN ONE HUNDRED TWENTY (120) DAYS FOLLOWING THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS RESOLUTION

BODY
WHEREAS, the Miami-Dade Corrections and Rehabilitation Department (the “Department”) operates 5 detention facilities and supervises over 5,000 inmates annually in service to local law enforcement agencies; and
WHEREAS, pursuant to Chapter 25A of the Code of Miami-Dade County, Florida, the Public Health Trust of Miami-Dade County (the “Trust”) governs, operates and maintains the Jackson Health System, including Jackson Memorial Hospital, Jackson South Community Hospital, Jackson North Medical Center, and other health care facilities and programs; and
WHEREAS, Trust operations include the Corrections Health Services business unit, which provides medical screening and care to arrestees and inmates supervised by the Department; and
WHEREAS, the current intake process for arrestees of various law enforcement agencies involves a medical triage or prescreening, which is potentially followed by additional medical screening or care; and
WHEREAS, third party payer coverage may be available for medical services provided to arrestees and inmates; and
WHEREAS, said third party payer coverage should be identified as early as possible to facilitate appropriate billing and timely payment, as permissible under applicable law; and
WHEREAS, the current arrestee intake process could include assessment of an individual’s health care coverage by third party payers including insurance, managed care organizations or government programs; and
WHEREAS, the Trust and the Department would benefit from a clear Corrections Health Services intake workflow, policy and procedure requiring early assessment of third party payer coverage and pursuit of payment, as permissible under applicable law, from identified third party payer resources for arrestees and inmates; and
WHEREAS, pursuant to Section 25A-9(c)(5) of the Miami-Dade County Code, the Trust shall comply with directives of the Board as set forth in resolutions,
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, that this Board directs the Mayor, Department of Corrections, and the Public Health Trust to:
Section 1. Collaborate to develop a Corrections Health Services intake workflow, policy and procedure including, but not limited to, early verification of health care payment coverage for each presenting arrestee and pursuit of payment for medical services rendered to arrestees from any identified responsible third party payer;
Section 2. Present the policy and procedure to the Public Safety and Healthcare Administration Committee of the Board no later than one hundred twenty (120) days from the effective date of this Resolution.



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