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File #: 0224-2017    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 1/25/2017 In control: Public Safety Committee
On agenda: 2/27/2017 Final action:
Title: To authorize the Director of Public Safety to modify the current contract with MED3000, Inc. for EMS billing, collection, and reporting services for the Division of Fire; to authorize the expenditure of $1,600,000.00 for collection services and $125,000.00 for refunds from the General Fund; and to declare an emergency. ($1,725,000.00)
Attachments: 1. med3000coding.pdf
BACKGROUND: This legislation authorizes the Director of Public Safety to modify the existing contract with MED3000, Inc. for EMS billing, collection, and reporting services. The City entered into a contract with MED3000, Inc. via ordinance 2505-2012 in December 2012. The term of this contract is November 1, 2012 to December 31, 2018. This ordinance will provide $1.6M to MED3000 for EMS billing services and $125,000.00 blanket for MED3000 to process refunds to insurance companies or patients that are inadvertently billed for services. The Division of Fire's third party EMS billing program was originally initiated via ordinance #1184-2002 passed in July 2002.

Public Safety contracts the services of MED3000 for the billing, collection, and reporting of those who are transported to hospitals by EMS personnel for emergency medical care. These billing, collection, and reporting services have generated a multitude of patient care information used by the Fire Division to better prepare EMS response protocols and, in turn, respond to citizens in a more effective manner. The division also generates reports for various fire organizations that are catalogued nationwide. Revenue generated since inception of the program amounted to over $165 million at the end of December 2016 and is deposited in the city's General Fund.

Contract Compliance: 251837785

Emergency Designation: Emergency action is requested so that EMS billing, collection and reporting services can continue without interruption.

FISCAL IMPACT: This legislation is to contract with MED3000 for billing and collection services for $1.6M and to set up a blanket of $125,000.00 to pay refunds for inadvertent billing. The Division of Fire is budgeted $1.8M in the 2017 General Fund operating budget for billing and collection services. Expenditure/Encumbrances for EMS billing in 2016, 2015 and 2014 amounted to $1.6M, 1.8M, and $1.6M, respectively; EMS billing revenues under this contra...

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