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FY 2010 Contracts

  1. 1. FY 2010 Contracts
  2. 2. CH-53M Most common problems <ul><li>Description of Services </li></ul><ul><li>Credentials </li></ul><ul><li>Third Party Billing </li></ul><ul><li>Wording </li></ul><ul><li>Payment amount </li></ul><ul><li>Multiple Contracts </li></ul><ul><li>Information Page </li></ul>
  3. 3. Description of Services <ul><li>The Administrative Reference requires that “The description of services to be provided must be sufficiently detailed to clearly describe the specific duties and responsibilities of both parties.” </li></ul><ul><li>If a detailed description is not included in the contract, a revision will be required. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Example – Refer to Page 1 of contract <ul><li>WHEREAS, the Health Department, in the exercise of its lawful duties has determined that {Enter Service Type} </li></ul><ul><li>services are essential to the operation of the Health Department in fulfilling its legal responsibilities; </li></ul><ul><li>WHEREAS, the Contractor, is available, willing, and qualified to perform these services. </li></ul><ul><li>NOW, THEREFORE, the Contractor agrees to perform the following described services, which are </li></ul><ul><li>Hereinafter described in detail as follows: </li></ul><ul><li>{ENTER THE CONTRACT DESCRIPTION} Provide a detailed description of the services on page 1 of the contract </li></ul>
  5. 5. Credentials <ul><li>Insert the provider qualifications/credentials. </li></ul><ul><li>Example: Dr. Smith is a licensed physician in the state of Kentucky. Credentials will be kept on file and updated on a yearly basis or as changes arise. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Credentials <ul><li>Another example: </li></ul><ul><li>The Nutritionist will have the following credentials: </li></ul><ul><li>A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college with a major in public health, dietetics, or home economics. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Example- Refer to Page 1 of the contract <ul><li>{ENTER THE CONTRACT DESCRIPTION} </li></ul><ul><li>{PROVIDER CREDENTIALS: Enter </li></ul><ul><li>Contractor qualifications/credentials.} </li></ul><ul><li>On page 1 of contract, enter credentials after the contract description. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Credentials <ul><li>Please keep a copy of the credentials for your files. </li></ul><ul><li>Require the contractor to update their credentials when the licenses are renewed. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Third Party Billing The Administrative Reference requires that “The terms of the contract must indicate whether the patient or other third party payer may be billed by the contractor for any part of the services provided under the contract.”
  10. 10. Refer to Page 1 of Contract CH-53M LOCAL HEALTH DEPARTMENT INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR AGREEMENT Contract Section Number (Lead) FY HID MO ID Third-Party Billing is responsibility of contractor Y/N At the top of the page in the contract, place a “Y” or a “N” depending on your agreement with the Contractor
  11. 11. Third Party Billing <ul><li>If your agreement is that </li></ul><ul><li>Third-Party Billing is responsibility of contractor Y </li></ul><ul><li>If your agreement is that </li></ul><ul><li>Third-Party Billing is not responsibility of contractor N </li></ul><ul><li>If “Y” marked, you should say in the contract “The Contractor may bill the patient or other third party payer. </li></ul><ul><li>If “N” marked, you should say in the contract “The Contractor may not bill the patient or other third party payer. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Third Party Billing <ul><li>Please review the WHOLE contract for third party billing language. Whether the contractor is responsible MUST BE CONSISTENT throughout the contract. Please check ALL templates, i.e., General Provider Requirements and Mammography Provider Requirements for consistent language. </li></ul><ul><li>If the language is missing or is inconsistent, the contract will be sent back for a revision. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Wording/Titles <ul><li>In our contract template for CH-53M, the parties to the contract are identified as “Health Department” and “Contractor” and you sign the contracts as “Health Department” and “Contractor”. To make this contract enforceable, the body of the contract should refer to the parties as identified as Health Department and Contractor. See example on next slide. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Example- Refer to page 1 of the contract <ul><li>THIS CONTRACT, between {Enter Department Name} </li></ul><ul><li>Health Department </li></ul><ul><li>( Health Department ) {Enter Department Address} {Enter Department City}, KY </li></ul><ul><li>{Enter Department Zip} </li></ul><ul><li>and {Enter Contractor's Name} </li></ul><ul><li>( Contractor ) {Enter Contractor's Address} </li></ul><ul><li>{Enter Contractor's City}, {Enter Contractor's State} {Enter Zip} </li></ul><ul><li>is effective {date } and ends {No later than June 30}, 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>USE THE TITLES “Health Department” and “Contractor” THROUGHOUT THE CONTRACT. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Example <ul><li>Dr. Smith agrees to furnish the ABC Health Department copies of the prenatal office visits on all Prenatal Patients of the Health Department on a timely basis following each prenatal visit. </li></ul><ul><li>WRONG </li></ul><ul><li>The Contractor agrees to furnish the Health Department copies of the prenatal office visits on all Prenatal Patients of the Health Department on a timely basis following each prenatal visit. </li></ul><ul><li>RIGHT </li></ul>
  16. 16. Example <ul><li>Second Party agrees to furnish the First Party copies of the prenatal office visits on all Prenatal Patients of the Health Department on a timely basis following each prenatal visit. </li></ul><ul><li>WRONG </li></ul><ul><li>The Contractor agrees to furnish the Health Department copies of the prenatal office visits on all Prenatal Patients of the Health Department on a timely basis following each prenatal visit. </li></ul><ul><li>RIGHT </li></ul>
  17. 17. Payment Information <ul><li>On the last page of the contract, the amount in #3 can only be a maximum of 20% more than the amount in #1. </li></ul><ul><li>See example on next slide. </li></ul>
  18. 18. Example – last page of contract <ul><li>1. This Payment made under the terms of each section of this contract shall not exceed: </li></ul><ul><li>Contract Section # Amount 0931520123 $19,800.00 </li></ul><ul><li>For the services described in this contract, the Health Department agrees to pay the Contractor in the following manner, within 90 days, payable upon receipt of appropriate billing. </li></ul><ul><li>The total payments made under the terms of this contract shall not exceed $22,000.00. </li></ul><ul><li>$19,800 X 1.2 = $23,760 </li></ul><ul><li>Payment in #3 cannot exceed $23,760 </li></ul>
  19. 19. Multiple Contracts <ul><li>Question – Can there be more than one contract with the same contractor? </li></ul><ul><li>Answer – Yes. The health department will make one contract the lead and the others will be attached. Third party billing language must be included for EACH contract. See previous slides concerning third party billing. </li></ul>
  20. 20. Example of multiple contracts <ul><li>Please refer to the 1 st page of CH-53M template. Notice that it has headers which provide the names and addresses. </li></ul><ul><li>See Example on next slide </li></ul>
  21. 21. Example of lead contract <ul><li>Contract Section Number (Lead) FY HID MO ID Third-Party Billing is responsibility of contractor Y/N </li></ul><ul><li>THIS CONTRACT, between {Enter Department Name} </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Health Department </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>( Health Department ) </li></ul><ul><li>{Enter Department Address} </li></ul><ul><li>{Enter Department City}, KY {Enter Department Zip} </li></ul><ul><li>and {Enter Contractor's Name} </li></ul><ul><li>( Contractor ) </li></ul><ul><li>{Enter Contractor's Address} </li></ul><ul><li>{Enter Contractor's City}, {Enter Contractor's State} {Enter Zip} </li></ul><ul><li>is effective {date } and ends {No later than June 30}, 2010. </li></ul>
  22. 22. Example of multiple contracts <ul><li>Please refer to the 3 rd page of the CH-53M template. Notice that it does not have headers for the names and addresses. </li></ul><ul><li>See example on next slide. </li></ul>
  23. 23. Example of subsequent contract: Delete area highlighted below Contract Section Number FY HID MO ID Third-Party Billing is responsibility of contractor Y/N <ul><li>THIS CONTRACT, between {Enter Department Name} </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Health Department </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>( Health Department ) </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>{Enter Department Address} </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>{Enter Department City}, KY {Enter Department Zip} </li></ul><ul><li>and {Enter Contractor's Name} </li></ul><ul><li>( Contractor ) </li></ul><ul><li>{Enter Contractor's Address} </li></ul><ul><li>{Enter Contractor's City}, {Enter Contractor's State} {Enter Zip} </li></ul><ul><li>is effective {date } and ends {No later than June 30}, 2010. </li></ul>
  24. 24. Information Page <ul><li>Please remember to send the information page </li></ul>
  25. 25. Other Issues/Contracts
  26. 26. CH-51 Tips <ul><li>Insert the provider qualifications/credentials </li></ul><ul><li>Please remember to mark whether the employee is receiving retirement benefits or not on the last page of the contract. </li></ul>
  27. 27. Can Contract Employees work more than 1,200 hours? <ul><li>YES: With the approval of DPH, per 902 KAR 8:170 Section 4(c). Retirement and insurance may impact the cost to LHD and employee. If a retiree that participates in KRS, were to average more than 1,200 hours per year (fiscal or calendar), the LHD Payroll System would pay into retirement, not the employee. </li></ul>
  28. 28. 1,200 hours, cont. <ul><li>ALL RETIREES should check with Retirement before entering into a contract to protect their retirement benefits. </li></ul><ul><li>Entering into the contract too early could jeopardize their retirement. </li></ul>
  29. 29. 1,200 hours, cont. <ul><li>If the employee were to work more than 1,200 hours total, there would be the added expense to the LHD of retirement benefits and insurance benefits. </li></ul><ul><li>Please remember to mark whether the employee is receiving retirement benefits or not on the last page of the CH-51 contract. </li></ul>
  30. 30. Can part-time employees supervise? <ul><li>No. As of 6/06, it is the current LHD Merit System policy that part-time employees cannot supervise. </li></ul>
  31. 31. Contracting with Individuals <ul><li>While the conservative method to contract with an individual is to use the CH-51, Employment Contract, employees should not contract with more than one LHD. If the individual is working at more than one LHD, one LHD should contract with the employee and subcontract the employee’s services out to other LHDs. </li></ul>
  32. 32. Contracting with Individuals <ul><li>902 KAR 8:170, Section 7 (4b) </li></ul><ul><li>Cannot Eliminate a FT Merit position </li></ul><ul><li>902 KAR 8:160, Section 3, 2d </li></ul><ul><li>Multiple Agency contracting </li></ul>
  33. 33. Where are the templates located? <ul><li>The most recent templates are located at: </li></ul><ul><li>L:LHDBudgetsCONTRACTS10 </li></ul><ul><li>Please make note that the dates have been removed at the top of the pages. It only shows the contract number. However, you will need to add the effective date. </li></ul>
  34. 34. Why are there shaded areas in the templates? <ul><li>The shaded areas need to be filled in by the health department. They contain reminders and suggestions for wording and/or content. </li></ul>
  35. 35. Contracting with school districts <ul><li>Contract CH-52 is used when the health department is the service provider. </li></ul><ul><li>The words “School-based clinics and School-based health services” cannot be used in the contract. </li></ul><ul><li>Health departments can contract for school sites that are health department “satellite sites”. </li></ul>
  36. 36. Contracting with school districts <ul><li>“School- based health services” are described in 907 KAR 1:175 and are the FEDERAL Medicaid Services, under Disabilities Education Act, required of schools. The services provided at satellite clinics by health departments are billed to KY Preventive Medicaid. </li></ul>
  37. 37. Contracting with school districts <ul><li>Health departments cannot bill Medicaid or other payers for services provided by Board of Education employees. </li></ul><ul><li>The title “School Health Coordinator” CANNOT be in the contract. This is a position of KDE that is funded per school district, but contract CAN say “school nurse/liaison”. </li></ul>
  38. 38. Contracting with school districts <ul><li>Health Department will provide staff for a School Based Clinic at Corner Elementary School. </li></ul><ul><li>WRONG </li></ul><ul><li>Health Department will provide staff for a Satellite Site Clinic at Corner Elementary School. </li></ul><ul><li>RIGHT </li></ul>
  39. 39. Contracting with school districts <ul><li>To function as the School Health Coordinator for the County Board of Education in coordinating health care for all students in the County School system. </li></ul><ul><li>WRONG </li></ul><ul><li>To function as the School Nurse/Liaison for the County Board of Education in coordinating health care for all students in the County School system. </li></ul><ul><li>RIGHT </li></ul>
  40. 40. Administrative Reference <ul><li>Contract information can be found in Volume 1, Section VI: Financial Management </li></ul>
  41. 41. Personal Service Contracts <ul><li>One of the powers of local health departments is to contract for services of a professional or technical nature not available through the local health department merit system. The two types of personal service contracts are Payroll/Employment (CH-51) and Independent Contracts (CH-53M). </li></ul>
  42. 42. Personal Service Contracts <ul><li>If a contract with an individual is submitted, and the services are available through the LHD Merit system, the contract will not be reviewed and the health department will be instructed to obtain the services through the LHD Merit System. </li></ul>
  43. 43. When are contracts due? <ul><li>No later than May 15. </li></ul>
  44. 44. How should the contract be filed? <ul><li>The final FY 09 contract will be saved on the L drive in the health departments budget10 folder, contracts10 folder. </li></ul><ul><li>Use this as your template for FY10 contracts. Make sure to update the contract number, effective date and use revised program templates. Once you have completed the contract, save in the Budget10 folder, Contracts10 folder and contact Tammy Page via e-mail. </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>
  45. 45. Filing contracts <ul><li>Please DO NOT e-mail your contracts. If you have any questions concerning this new procedure, feel free to contact me at 502-564-6663, x-3259 or e-mail at [email_address] </li></ul>
  46. 46. What if my contract is less than $10,000 <ul><li>The Administrative Reference states “Contracts must be prepared and executed on amounts of $9,999.99 or less when required by 902 KAR 8:170. These smaller contracts are to be maintained on file in the local health department and not be forwarded to the Division.” </li></ul>
  47. 47. Less than $10,000 contracts <ul><li>The Health Department should send a list of those contracts that are less than $10,000 to Tammy Page. Please include the following: </li></ul><ul><li>Contract number </li></ul><ul><li>Vendor Name </li></ul><ul><li>3 rd Party Billing information (Y/N) </li></ul><ul><li>Cost Center </li></ul>
  48. 48. Board of Health Member Contracts <ul><li>Please refer to the Administrative Reference and 902 KAR 8:170, Section 7,7. </li></ul><ul><li>Please contact DPH for additional questions. </li></ul>
  49. 49. Reminders <ul><li>State in the contract who will bill patient. </li></ul><ul><li>Contract should be in order according to the template. </li></ul>
  50. 50. Reminders <ul><li>Before sending the contract, check the following: </li></ul><ul><li>Minor Object Code – for example, 250 is for labs. </li></ul><ul><li>Effective dates – for example, July 1, 2009-June 30, 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>Payment amounts – please refer to earlier slides </li></ul>
  51. 51. Website <ul><li>For information concerning the FY10 contracts, please visit the following website: </li></ul><ul><li>http://chfs.ky.gov/dph/Local+Health+Department.htm </li></ul><ul><li>and click on FY10 contract information on the right to access the FAQ, powerpoint and templates. </li></ul>
  52. 52. If all else fails! <ul><li>Contact Tammy Page at 502-564-6663, </li></ul><ul><li>x-3259 or e-mail at Tammy.Page@Ky.Gov </li></ul>

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