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File #: 11-1259    Version:
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 10/27/2011 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 4/29/2014 Final action: 4/29/2014
Title: Health and Human Services Agency recommending the Board consider the following: 1) Approve and authorize the Chair to sign Amendment I to Agreement 067-S1211 with Wittman Enterprises to extend the existing termination date to June 30, 2016, with no change to the compensation based on a percentage of ambulance billing receipts; 2) Authorize the Purchasing Agent, or designee, to execute further documents relating to Agreement for Services 067-S1211, including amendments thereto, which do not affect the maximum dollar amount or term, contingent upon approval by County Counsel, Risk Management, and Human Resources, as applicable; and 3) Authorize the Director, Health and Human Services Agency, or designee, to continue to administer said Agreement. FUNDING: Ambulance billing revenue.
Attachments: 1. 2A - 067-S1211, A1, approved CRS, 4-29-14, 2. 2B - 067-S1211, A1, 4-29-14, 3. Executed Amendment I to 067-S1211 (BOS 4-29-14), 4. 1A - Blue Sheet Wittman Agmt.pdf, 5. 1B - Wittman Agmt.pdf
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Health and Human Services Agency recommending the Board consider the following:
1) Approve and authorize the Chair to sign Amendment I to Agreement 067-S1211 with Wittman Enterprises to extend the existing termination date to June 30, 2016, with no change to the compensation based on a percentage of ambulance billing receipts;
2) Authorize the Purchasing Agent, or designee, to execute further documents relating to Agreement for Services 067-S1211, including amendments thereto, which do not affect the maximum dollar amount or term, contingent upon approval by County Counsel, Risk Management, and Human Resources, as applicable; and
3) Authorize the Director, Health and Human Services Agency, or designee, to continue to administer said Agreement.

FUNDING: Ambulance billing revenue.
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Budget Summary
Total Estimated Annual Cost………. $541,000

New Funding………………………… $0
Savings………………………………. $0
Other………………………………… $0
Total Funding Available ……………. $541,000

Change to Net County Cost……… $0

Fiscal Impact/Change to Net County Cost
There is no Net County Cost associated with this Agreement. Compensation is based on a static percentage of the ambulance billing revenue received and deposited into the County Treasury. Compensation is currently set at 4.5% of ambulance billing revenue for Patient Care Reports submitted via the electronic Patient Care Report by the County’s ambulance service contractors.

Background
The County has contracted with Wittman Enterprises for ambulance billing services since July 1, 2007 and, during that time, the vendor has successfully met the requirements of their contracts with the County. These requirements include but are not limited to verifying and entering all Patient Care Report data into its billing system within 48 hours of receipt, calculating applicable charges according to the Board-approved ambulance rate schedule, following up on all accounts to ensure the maximum legal reimbursement to the County, re...

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