Shall administer claims pursuant to the provisions of the Indigent Hospital and County Health Care Act. Shall prepare and submit a budget for the amount needed to defray claims made upon the fund and to pay costs for administering the provisions of the Act and costs of developing a countywide health plan. Shall make rules necessary to carry out the provisions of the Act; shall set criteria and cost limitations for medical care furnished by licensed out-of-state hospitals, ambulance services or health care providers; shall cooperate with appropriate state agencies to use available funds efficiently and to make health care more available; shall cooperate with department in making an investigation to determine the validity of claims made upon the fund for an indigent patient; shall review all claims presented by a hospital, ambulance service or health care provider to determine compliance with the rules adopted by the Board or with the provisions of the Act; determine whether the patient for whom the claim is made is an indigent patient; and determine the allowable medical, ambulance service or health care costs for each claim.
Committee Members: All five Commissioners
Schedule of Meeting:
Meetings are held every last Tuesday of the month at the Santa County Courthouse, 102 Grant Ave, in the Legal Conference Room at 9 a.m.
Kenneth Greg Smith
Phone (505) 992-9848 or email@example.com
June 25, 2013: Agenda for this meeting is within the Board of County Commissioners Agenda