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File #: 11-0869    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 7/22/2011 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 8/9/2011 Final action: 8/9/2011
Title: Health Services Department, Mental Health Division, recommending the Board authorize the Chair to sign Agreement 140-S1211 with Clinicians Telemed Medical Group, Inc. in the amount of $260,000 for the term upon full execution through June 30, 2012 for psychiatry services on an “as requested” basis for said Department. FUNDING: Medi-Cal, Mental Health Realignment & Mental Health Services Act (MHSA)
Attachments: 1. A - Blue Sheet Clinicians Telemed Group.pdf, 2. B - Clinicians Telemed Group.pdf
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Health Services Department, Mental Health Division, recommending the Board authorize the Chair to sign Agreement 140-S1211 with Clinicians Telemed Medical Group, Inc. in the amount of $260,000 for the term upon full execution through June 30, 2012 for psychiatry services on an “as requested” basis for said Department.

FUNDING: Medi-Cal, Mental Health Realignment & Mental Health Services Act (MHSA)
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BUDGET SUMMARY:
Total Estimated Cost $260,000

Funding
Budgeted $260,000
New Funding $
Savings $
Other $
Total Funding Available $260,000
Change To Net County Cost $0

Fiscal Impact/Change to Net County Cost: This Agreement is funded from the sources noted above. Appropriations are available due to salary savings from unfilled psychiatrist positions. There is no Net County Cost associated with this Agreement.

Compensation for Services: Payments are made to Contractor based upon monthly invoicing, at specified billing rates as detailed on Page 9 of the Agreement, for actual services performed and documented per contract requirements.

Contract Termination: This Agreement includes the County’s standard Fiscal Considerations termination language, as well as a provision for the County to terminate the Agreement without cause upon seven (7) calendar days written notice.

Background: The Health Services Department Mental Health Division has been recruiting for the position of psychiatrist for approximately two years. After repeated unsuccessful attempts to hire psychiatrist staff, the Department has sought alternative solutions to managing the psychiatric workload due to the 2.0 full-time employee (FTE) psychiatrist position allocation vacancies.

The population served by MHD (children with serious emotional disturbance and adults with serious mental illness) typically requires specialty psychiatry/medication services as a core element of their care.

Various attempts to use locu...

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