ADOPTED - JUNE 14, 2005
Agenda Item No. 13
Introduced by the Human Services and Finance Committees of the:
INGHAM COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
RESOLUTION TO AUTHORIZE AN AMENDMENT TO THE CONTRACT WITH THE MICHIGAN DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES TO PLACE AN OUT-STATIONED WORKER IN THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT REGISTRATION AND ENROLLMENT UNIT
WHEREAS, the Ingham County Health Department was awarded Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) status which resulted in full cost reimbursement for outreach; and
WHEREAS, with the FQHC status, the Health Department obtained funding in the amount of $220,000 to support the Registration and Enrollment Unit; and
WHEREAS, an agreement was authorized in Resolution #04-161 with the Michigan Family Independence Agency – which is now identified as the Michigan Department of Human Services, to place an out-stationed FIA worker in the Health Department’s Registration and Enrollment Unit; and
WHEREAS, placement of the Medicaid Eligibility Worker in the Registration and Enrollment Unit benefits the County and individuals seeking eligibility to the health care system; and
WHEREAS, the MDHS has requested that the contract language be revised to include in the contractual activities of the Medicaid Eligibility Worker the responsibility to assess eligibility and process enrollment for the Ingham Health Plan in situations where individuals do not qualify for Medicaid; and
WHEREAS, the Health Officer has recommended that the Board authorize the amendment.
THEREFORE BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Ingham County Board of Commissioners authorizes an amendment to the agreement with the Michigan Department of Human Services which establishes an out-stationed Medicaid Eligibility Worker in the Registration and Enrollment Unit of the Health Department.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the duties of the Medicaid Eligibility Worker shall be amended to include the assessing eligibility and enrolling individuals in the Ingham Health Plan in situations where the individuals do not qualify for Medicaid.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that all other terms and conditions of the agreement are unchanged.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Board Chairperson is authorized to sign the amendment after review by the County Attorney.
HUMAN SERVICES: Yeas: Hertel, Weatherwax-Grant, Celentino, Holman, Severino
Nays: None Absent: Dedden Approved 6/6/05
FINANCE: Yeas: Dedden, Swope, Hertel, Schor,
Nays: None Absent: Thomas Approved 6/8/05