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File #: 22-0647   
Type: Contract Status: Agenda Ready
In control: City Council
On agenda: 5/16/2022
Title: Six-Month Extension and Dollar-Limit Increase to the Term Contract for Medical Billing Services for the Mesa Fire and Medical Department (Citywide) Business Services - Medical Transport Billing has been working with Daisy Mountain Fire District to transition medical billing services in-house. Currently, the City is fully-staffed and fully-trained with eight medical billers who handle and process billing services; approximately 84%+ of the City's transports. Staff was looking at other options to contract this resource, but that did not work out. DMFD has limited resources but has offered to continue to help the City through the end of 2022 at a per claim cost. This request also includes monthly charges to use DMFD’s billing system and demographic verification system, from which Mesa’s claims data should be transferred away from by the end of the year. The Fire and Medical and Business Services Departments and Purchasing recommend increasing the dollar limit with Daisy Mountain Fire...
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Six-Month Extension and Dollar-Limit Increase to the Term Contract for Medical Billing Services for the Mesa Fire and Medical Department (Citywide)

Business Services - Medical Transport Billing has been working with Daisy Mountain Fire District to transition medical billing services in-house. Currently, the City is fully-staffed and fully-trained with eight medical billers who handle and process billing services; approximately 84%+ of the City's transports.  Staff was looking at other options to contract this resource, but that did not work out.  DMFD has limited resources but has offered to continue to help the City through the end of 2022 at a per claim cost.  This request also includes monthly charges to use DMFD’s billing system and demographic verification system, from which Mesa’s claims data should be transferred away from by the end of the year.

The Fire and Medical and Business Services Departments and Purchasing recommend increasing the dollar limit with Daisy Mountain Fire District by $75,000, from $400,000 to $475,000, through December 31, 2022, based on estimated usage.  This purchase is funded by the Ambulance Transport Fund.