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File #: 3233-2018    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 11/14/2018 In control: Public Safety Committee
On agenda: 12/3/2018 Final action: 12/6/2018
Title: To authorize the Director of Public Safety to enter into a contract with Change Healthcare Practice Management Solutions, Inc. for the Division of Fire's EMS billing, collection, and reporting services; and to declare an emergency. ($0.00)
BACKGROUND: This legislation authorizes the Directors of Public Safety and Finance to jointly enter into a contract with Change Healthcare Practice Management Solutions, Inc. for EMS billing, collection, patient care reporting, hardware devices, accompanying extra equipment, third party auditing, training, and two onsite dedicated personnel as needed for the Division of Fire's Third Party EMS Reimbursement Program, originally initiated via Ordinance #1184-02, passed July 22, 2002. The current contract expires on March 31, 2019 and the proposed contract to start EMS billing will begin on the next day for a term of four years. However, in preparation to begin EMS billing on April 1, 2019 the parties need to contract so that preparation work can be implemented. Specifically, Change Healthcare (Contractor) must first contract with the City of Columbus in order to procure the requisite hardware and accessories, procure the patient software reporting system, and implement training of Division of Fire personnel. Funds are not currently required as Contractor compensation for the proposed contract is based on a percentage of monthly revenue collected from EMS transport reimbursement, which will start accruing on April, 1 2019. Funds will be available after passage of the 2019 budget to authorize a year’s expenditure with this Contractor.

Bid Information: An evaluation committee comprised of representatives from the Department of Public Safety, Division of Fire, and the Department of Finance and Management have solicited and completed a review of all proposals submitted to the City in response to a formal request for proposal (RFP) “RFQ 010211”. The committee recommended the selection and retention of Change Healthcare Practice Management Solutions, Inc., based upon defined criteria included in the RFP, and the requirements of the Columbus City Codes.

The City of Columbus contracts for the billing, collection, and reporting of those who are transported t...

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