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File #: 2459-2019    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 9/17/2019 In control: Health & Human Services Committee
On agenda: 10/7/2019 Final action: 10/10/2019
Title: To authorize the Board of Health to modify a contract with LabCorp of America for additional laboratory testing services for various Columbus Public Health programs in an amount not to exceed $4,000.00; to authorize the expenditure of $4,000.00 from the Health Special Revenue Fund for this contract modification; and to declare an emergency. ($4,000.00)
Attachments: 1. ORD 2459-2019 DAX Info (Labcorp Contract Mod)
Explanation

BACKGROUND: Columbus Public Health provides laboratory testing of medical specimens generated by various programs within Columbus Public Health. Labcorp of America has been providing these services since 2008. This ordinance is necessary to authorize the Board of Health to modify the existing contract with Labcorp of America for additional services. This modification is for an amount not to exceed $4,000.00, for a total contract amount of $22,000.00, and is for the period through January 31, 2020. This vendor provides laboratory results to our proprietary software system NextGen through a customization of our electronic health record. Utilizing another vendor would be a long term effort resulting in unnecessary development costs and therefore, it is in the best interest of the City to maintain the services of the current vendor.

The Clinical Heath Division serves approximately 12,000 clients per year. Of these clients, roughly 30% are underinsured and 40% are uninsured. This contract modification with Labcorp of America will provide Laboratory Services for these underserved clients in the Clinical Health Division for laboratory tests that are not performed in-house. No one is denied services based upon their inability to pay.

Emergency action is requested to ensure continued testing services for Columbus Public Health patients.

The Contract Compliance number is 133757370.

FISCAL IMPACT: $4,000.00 is budgeted in the 2019 Health Special Revenue Fund to provide funding for this contract.

Title

To authorize the Board of Health to modify a contract with LabCorp of America for additional laboratory testing services for various Columbus Public Health programs in an amount not to exceed $4,000.00; to authorize the expenditure of $4,000.00 from the Health Special Revenue Fund for this contract modification; and to declare an emergency. ($4,000.00)

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WHEREAS, Columbus Public Health has a need for lab testing se...

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