The recommended action will not change revenues or expenditures in the Santa Clara Valley Medical Center (SCVMC) budget. No modification of the SCVMC budget is necessary as a result of this action. Funding for this contract would be provided by reducing other service and supplies expenditures in the SCVMC Hospital Administration cost center.
In October 2010, a non-standard service agreement with the Greeley Company was executed in the amount of $13,500 for the period October 9, 2010 through June 30, 2011 to provide professional administrative and external peer review consultation services.
In May 2012, a non-standard service agreement was executed in the amount of $86,000 for the period May 10, 2012 through August 31, 2012 to conduct a review of the Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act (EMTALA) Plan and assessment of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) re-survey readiness.
Both the 2010 and 2012 agreements were executed under a delegation of authority to the Director of Procurement.
REASONS FOR RECOMMENDATION
The department is seeking ratification on an Agreement with the Greeley Company. Due to the time sensitive nature of the services requested, the County Executive signed the Agreement pursuant to Board Policy 18.104.22.168 – Authority of Agencies/Departments with the understanding that the Agreement would be submitted to the Board of Supervisors for ratification at the next available Board date.
Under the terms of the Agreement, the Greeley Company would assist Santa Clara Valley Medical Center (SCVMC) in conducting an assessment of SCVMC’s key clinical policies, procedures, and processes in response to a Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) survey. The Greeley Company would also review SCVMC’s Plan of Correction and compliance readiness for the CMS re-survey.
Specifically, the Greeley Company would provide the following services:
· Lead the CMS re-survey readiness effort
· Provide operational expertise to support improvements
· Define and implement Quality Assurance Performance Improvement (QAPI) program components necessary to support sustainability of improvements
· Provide temporary management and oversight of designated programs and services as requested by the County.
The recommended action will have no/neutral impact on children and youth.
The recommended action will have no/neutral impact on seniors.
The recommended action will have no/neutral sustainability implications.
The Greeley Company was founded thirty years ago to serve hospitals and their associated medical staffs. The company serves provider clients in all 50 states, and has served over 500 clients within the past year alone. The Greeley Company is headquartered in the Greater Boston area. The Greeley Company is often called upon to provide services for hospitals seeking assistance with accreditation, compliance and quality. Given their experience and resources, the Greeley Company was able to make available their resources and provide the services on short notice.
CONSEQUENCES OF NEGATIVE ACTION
Failure to approve the recommended action would hinder the department’s ability to complete the tasks outlined above in a timely manner without assistance from the Contractor.