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File #: 191273    Version:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 11/26/2019 In control: COMMON COUNCIL
On agenda: Final action: 7/7/2020
Effective date:    
Title: Substitute resolution authorizing the Milwaukee Fire Department to enter into an agreement with United HealthCare Services in connection with Community Paramedic services.
Sponsors: THE CHAIR
Number
191273

Version
SUBSTITUTE 1

Reference

Sponsor
Chair

Title
Substitute resolution authorizing the Milwaukee Fire Department to enter into an agreement with United HealthCare Services in connection with Community Paramedic services.

Analysis
This resolution authorizes the Milwaukee Fire Department (MFD) to enter into an agreement with United HealthCare (UHC) in connection with Community Paramedic services and the Mobile Integrated Healthcare (MIH) Program as it relates to UHC members. As identified, UHC members may be enrolled in the MIH High Utilizer Program or the Post Discharge/Readmission Reduction Program. It further authorizes the proper City officials to enter into this memorandum of understanding.

Body

Whereas, The Milwaukee Fire Department has implemented the Mobile Integrated Healthcare Program to be proactive in its delivery of medical services to the citizens of Milwaukee by scheduling medical visits to the City’s most at-risk population in an effort to reduce unnecessary 9-1-1 calls, BLS and ALS transports; and

Whereas, Community Paramedic professionals are trained in using the core modules from the North Central EMS Institute’s Community Paramedic Curriculum; and

Whereas, The Milwaukee Fire Department will continue to attempt to locate, enroll and engage UHC members into the MIH program; and

Whereas, The Milwaukee Fire Department will continue to invoice UHC for each visit under the Post Discharge/Readmission Reduction Program and High Utilizer Program and

Resolved, By the Common Council of the City of Milwaukee, that the agreement between the City of Milwaukee Fire Department and United Healthcare of Wisconsin, Inc. to commence community paramedic services to UHC members, or a version substantively similar, and subject to such changes as the City Attorney may approve in negotiation with UHC, is approved; and, be it

Further Resolved, That the proper City officials are authorized to enter into this Agreement on behalf...

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