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File #: 22-866    Version: 1 Name:
Type: CONSENT AGENDA Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 3/31/2022 In control: Fire-Rescue Department
On agenda: 5/11/2022 Final action:
Title: Authorize a five-year collection contract, with two one-year renewal options, for the billing, collection and reporting of emergency ambulance fees for Fire-Rescue Department with Digitech Computer, LLC through an interlocal agreement with The City of Bryan, Texas - Estimated Annual Net Revenue: General Fund $27,600,000
Indexes: 100
Attachments: 1. Resolution
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STRATEGIC PRIORITY: Public Safety
AGENDA DATE: May 11, 2022
COUNCIL DISTRICT(S): All
DEPARTMENT: Fire-Rescue Department
EXECUTIVE: Jon Fortune
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Authorize a five-year collection contract, with two one-year renewal options, for the billing, collection and reporting of emergency ambulance fees for Fire-Rescue Department with Digitech Computer, LLC through an interlocal agreement with The City of Bryan, Texas - Estimated Annual Net Revenue: General Fund $27,600,000

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BACKGROUND

This collection contract will allow for continued billing, collection, and reporting of emergency ambulance fees.

The Fire-Rescue Department has over 202,000 emergency medical runs and approximately 95,500 transports annually. These calls are serviced by 43 full time and 3 peak demand ambulances. Digitech Computer, LLC (Digitech) receives the electronic Patient Care Report (ePCR) secured file from ePCR system at the end of the day. Billing, collection and reporting services includes, but not limited to the following services:

* Process all patient records for billability according to the set regulations and requirements by payers, as applicable
* Invoice appropriate payers for patient's claim
* Provide collection services resulting in remittance of the payment into the City's designated bank accounts
* Provide reports on a monthly basis, and on as needed basis

Digitech has been providing billing, collection and reporting of emergency ambulance fees to the City of Dallas since February 2012. Digitech also provides billing, collection, and reporting of emergency ambulance fees for other municipalities in Texas such as:

* City of Bryan
* City of Plano
* City of Houston
* City of Richardson
* City of Mesquite
* City of Garland

Additionally, Digitech has worked with Public Consulting Group, a Boston-based national firm that has led the way in developing effective Medicaid Cost Recovery programs around ...

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