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File #: 23-0620    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 3/16/2023 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 5/9/2023 Final action: 5/9/2023
Title: Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) recommending the Board: 1) Designate HHSA to serve as the Administrative Entity (AE) for the El Dorado Opportunity Knocks (EDOK) Continuum of Care (CoC) for the Housing and Homelessness Incentive Program (HHIP), administered by the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS), which provides incentive funding to Medi-Cal managed care health plans (MCPs) to support delivery and coordination of health and housing services for Medi-Cal members experiencing homelessness; 2) Delegate authority to the HHSA Director, or HHSA Deputy Director of Community Services, acting on behalf of HHSA as the AE for awarded EDOK CoC HHIP funds, to execute the HHIP grant agreement (FENIX 7580) awarded by Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc as an MCP HHIP grantee, for the term effective upon execution through December 31, 2023, in an amount not to exceed $31,893; and 3) Authorize the HHSA Director, or HHSA Deputy Director of Community Services, to execute furthe...
Attachments: 1. A - Approved CRS - Permanente, 7580, 2. B - Permanente Medical Group, Inc, 7580
Related files: 18-1522, 18-1762, 19-0553, 20-0161, 20-0768, 22-2221, 23-0770, 23-1754
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Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) recommending the Board:
1) Designate HHSA to serve as the Administrative Entity (AE) for the El Dorado Opportunity Knocks (EDOK) Continuum of Care (CoC) for the Housing and Homelessness Incentive Program (HHIP), administered by the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS), which provides incentive funding to Medi-Cal managed care health plans (MCPs) to support delivery and coordination of health and housing services for Medi-Cal members experiencing homelessness;
2) Delegate authority to the HHSA Director, or HHSA Deputy Director of Community Services, acting on behalf of HHSA as the AE for awarded EDOK CoC HHIP funds, to execute the HHIP grant agreement (FENIX 7580) awarded by Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc as an MCP HHIP grantee, for the term effective upon execution through December 31, 2023, in an amount not to exceed $31,893; and
3) Authorize the HHSA Director, or HHSA Deputy Director of Community Services, to execute further documents related to the agreement, including amendments, that do not increase the term or maximum dollar amount, contingent upon County Counsel and Risk Management approval.

FUNDING: State funding authorized pursuant to the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, allocated to DHCS for the Medi-Cal Housing and Homelessness Incentive Program.
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DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND:
In accordance with guidance from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services related to Section 9817 of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, DHCS implemented the Medi-Cal Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Spending Plan, detailing a series of initiatives that will enhance, expand, and strengthen HCBS in California. Effective January 1, 2022, HHIP was implemented by DHCS as one of the initiatives of the HCBS, which aims to expand and enhance programs that facilitate individuals transitioning to community-based independent living arrangements.

On September 19, 2022, via All Plan Letter 22-007, DHCS ...

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