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File #: 190353    Version: 0 Name:
Type: Bill Status: ENACTED
File created: 5/2/2019 In control: Committee on Finance
On agenda: Final action: 5/16/2019
Title: Authorizing the City of Philadelphia Department of Public Health, on behalf of the City, to enter into an intergovernmental agreement with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of Human Services, whereby additional funds could be made available to City Federally Qualified Health Centers, under certain terms and conditions.
Sponsors: Councilmember Blackwell
Indexes: AGREEMENTS
Attachments: 1. Bill No. 19035300.pdf
Title
Authorizing the City of Philadelphia Department of Public Health, on behalf of the City, to enter into an intergovernmental agreement with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of Human Services, whereby additional funds could be made available to City Federally Qualified Health Centers, under certain terms and conditions.

Body
THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA HEREBY ORDAINS:

SECTION 1. The City of Philadelphia Department of Public Health, on behalf of the City, is hereby authorized to enter into an intergovernmental agreement (the "Agreement") with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of Human Services ("Commonwealth") for a term of three (3) years, substantially in the form set forth in Exhibit A, pursuant to which additional funds could be made available to City Federally Qualified Health Centers, under certain terms and conditions.

SECTION 2. The City Solicitor shall include in said Agreement such terms and conditions as he may deem necessary to protect the interests of the City.











EXHIBIT A



























INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT


This Agreement ("Agreement") is made this _____ day of _________, 2019, between the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of Human Services ("DHS") and the City of Philadelphia, Department of Public Health ("Philadelphia" or "the City").

WHEREAS, DHS is the single state agency responsible to administer the Medicaid Program in Pennsylvania, which is known as the Pennsylvania Medical Assistance ("MA") Program;

WHEREAS, the City operates Federally Qualified Health Centers ("City FQHCs"), that participate as providers in the MA Program;

WHEREAS, the City FQHCs provide essential primary care and preventive services and serve as a vital safety net for numerous MA beneficiaries and uninsured Philadelphia residents;

WHEREAS, the City FQHCs incur substantial costs to provide health care services to M...

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