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File #: 2014-0075    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 2/10/2014 In control: Law, Justice, Health and Human Services Committee
On agenda: Final action: 2/18/2014
Enactment date: 2/26/2014 Enactment #: 17753
Title: AN ORDINANCE authorizing the execution of an interlocal agreement between King County, the city of Seattle and the state of Washington regarding participation in a demonstration project of a financially and clinically integrated care model.
Sponsors: Kathy Lambert
Attachments: 1. Ordinance 17753.pdf, 2. A. Interlocal Agreement, 3. A. Interlocal Agreement, 4. 2014-0075 transmittal letter.doc, 5. 2014-0075 fiscal note.xlsx, 6. Staff Report Proposed Ordinance 2014-0075 Duals Leg.doc
Drafter
Clerk 02/06/2014
Title
AN ORDINANCE authorizing the execution of an interlocal agreement between King County, the city of Seattle and the state of Washington regarding participation in a demonstration project of a financially and clinically integrated care model.
Body
STATEMENT OF FACTS:
1. On April 25, 2012, the Washington state Department of Social and Health Services, Aging and Disability Services Administration, and the Washington state Health Care Authority jointly submitted a proposal, titled HealthPath Washington, to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to create a model that improves the quality, coordination and cost-effectiveness of the Medicare and Medicaid system for individuals eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid.
2. The HealthPath Washington proposal includes a strategy that provides a financially integrated model in which medical, mental health, substance abuse and long-term care services would be purchased through a managed care organization for individuals dually eligible for both Medicaid and Medicare.
3. Approximately thirty-six thousand one hundred fifteen individuals in King County are eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid.
4. The mental health, chemical abuse and dependency services division of the department of community and human services provides mental health and chemical dependency services through a contract with the state to approximately five thousand persons in King County eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid.
5. The city of Seattle Aging and Disability Services, Area Agency on Aging, provides case management services through a contract with the state to approximately eight thousand persons eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid in King County.
6. The 2012 Washington state supplemental budget, Section 201(3)(b), Laws of Washington 2012 2nd Sp. Sess., provides that participation in the HealthPath demonstration project shall be limited to persons who are eligible for both Medicare and M...

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