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File #: A 18-486    Name: Ben Bunti Amend. No. 2
Type: BoS Agreement Status: Health Department - Consent
File created: 12/12/2018 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 1/8/2019 Final action:
Title: a. Approve and authorize the Director of Health or Assistant Director of Health to execute Amendment No. 2 to Standard Agreement with Ben Bunyi, Consultant, for Utilization Review and Consultation services to Monterey County Health Department/Behavioral Health Bureau to extend the term for an additional seventeen (17) months for a revised term of February 1, 2018 to June 30, 2020 and add $86,950 for a revised total Agreement amount not to exceed $132,423; and b. Approve the non-standard Automobile Liability insurance provisions in the Agreement, as recommended by the Director of Health.
Attachments: 1. Board Report, 2. BenBunyi Amend No. 2, 3. Ben Bunyi_Standard Agmt_Amend No. 1_20180201-20190131_Fully Executed, 4. Ben Bunyi_Standard Agmt_Amend No. 1_20180201-20190131_Fully Executed, 5. 19. Completed Board Order
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a. Approve and authorize the Director of Health or Assistant Director of Health to execute Amendment No. 2 to Standard Agreement with Ben Bunyi, Consultant, for Utilization Review and Consultation services to Monterey County Health Department/Behavioral Health Bureau to extend the term for an additional seventeen (17) months for a revised term of February 1, 2018 to June 30, 2020 and add $86,950 for a revised total Agreement amount not to exceed $132,423; and
b. Approve the non-standard Automobile Liability insurance provisions in the Agreement, as recommended by the Director of Health.
Report
RECOMMENDATION:
It is recommended that the Board of Supervisors:
a. Approve and authorize the Director of Health or Assistant Director of Health to execute Amendment No. 2 to Standard Agreement with Ben Bunyi, Consultant, for Utilization Review and Consultation services to Monterey County Health Department/Behavioral Health Bureau to extend the term for an additional seventeen (17) months for a revised term of February 1, 2018 to June 30, 2020 and add $86,950 for a revised total Agreement amount not to exceed $132,423; and
b. Approve the non-standard Automobile Liability insurance provisions in the Agreement, as recommended by the Director of Health.

SUMMARY/DISCUSSION:
The Health Department, Behavioral Health Bureau ("BHB") is required to comply with federal and state laws and regulations regarding the provision of publicly-funded behavioral health services. Medi-Cal revenue to BHB would be jeopardized if compliance with Utilization Review requirements are delayed or not fully met.

A "Justification of Sole Source" was approved for the initial Agreement with Ben Bunyi, MS, LMFT, LPCC. At the time, BHB was not able to adequately address the increased volume of continuous utilization review required to comply with federal and state laws and regulations. Ben Bunyi has extensive knowledge of the Utilization Review processes involving the application of Medi-Cal r...

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