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BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Contract for Managed Care Review/Audit, Vice Chancellor for Health Services, Chicago
(10) The chancellor at Chicago recommends contracting with the Tiber Group (Tiber), a Chicago-based healthcare consulting firm, to provide technical support and expertise in the review/audit of the managed care operations of the health services. Tiber has been chosen for this effort due to its extensive background in managed care operations, its superior knowledge of the Chicago managed care marketplace, and its understanding of the University's current efforts from its previous participation in the development of the strategic plan for the College of Medicine and the University of Illinois Hospital and Clinics. This engagement will involve a complete review of all aspects of the current managed care operations including an evaluation of the Department of Managed Care, information support needs, and a review of the positioning and operations of the University of Illinois Health Maintenance Organization. The process will be led by a committee chaired by the vice chancellor for health services and will include the chair of the Managed Care Executive Committee and staff from Hospital Management, College of Medicine, the Department of Managed Care, and the vice chancellor's office. If warranted, Tiber will make recommendations for reorganization and changes in the University's managed care operations based on their experience and knowledge, along with relevant market analyses. The review is expected to take several months with the contract proposed for the period from January 15, 1994, through August 31, 1994. The total cost of the contract is $170,000. Funds are available in the Hospital Income Fund. The vice president for business and finance concurs. I recommend approval.
On motion of Mr. Lamont, this recommendation was approved by the following vote: Aye, Dr. Bacon, Mr. Boyle, Dr. Gindorf, Mr. Grabowski, Mrs. Gravenhorst, Mr. Lamont, Ms. Lopez, Ms. Reese; no, none; absent, Mrs. Calder, Governor Edgar. (The student advisory vote was: Aye, Ms. Huff, Mr. Riley; no, none.)
Contract for Occupational Therapy Services, University of Illinois Hospital and Clinics, Chicago
(11) The chancellor at Chicago recommends an increase to the contract with Mercy Hospital and Medical Center (Mercy) to provide temporary staffing for the Occupational Therapy Department in the University of Illinois Hospital and Clinics (UIH&C). In July 1993, the Board of Trustees approved contracts with four temporary staffing agencies for occupational and physical therapy services for Fiscal Year 1994. Each agency generally serves a particular specialty and an approximation is made at the beginning of the year as to how each will be utilized. Mercy has been the only agency to date which has been successful in providing temporary occupational therapists to the department with appropriate experience needed for certain programs, particularly neuro-psychiatry. At this point in the fiscal year, it appears that the allocation approved for the Mercy contract will be exhausted toward the end of January, yet the need for services is expected to continue through the fiscal year. An amendment is therefore proposed to increase the current contract with Mercy by $75,000 for a total contract amount not to exceed $150,000. Funds are available in the Hospital Income Fund. The vice president of business and finance recommends approval. I concur.
On motion of Mr. Lamont, this recommendation was approved by