IN COMPLIANCE WITH TEXAS OPEN MEETING LAWS ART. 6252-17, V.T.C.S.
AND SECTION 551.045, TEXAS GOV. CODE ANN.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT
THE BOARD OF MANAGERS OF THE WALKER COUNTY HOSPITAL DISTRICT,
WALKER COUNTY, TEXAS, WILL HOLD AN EMERGENCY MEETING OPEN TO THE PUBLIC,
ON WEDNESDAY, MARCH 1, 2017 BEGINNING AT 12:00 P.M @ WALKER COUNTY HOSPITAL DISTRICT,
1300 11th STREET, SUITE 515, HUNTSVILLE, TEXAS.
- Call meeting to order.
- Because of an urgent public necessity due to a reasonably unforeseeable situation occasioned by a March 1, 2017 required Commitment Date for implementation beginning September 1, 2017, consider authorizing and empowering Walker County Hospital District (“District”), as a part of its Uncompensated Care funding, to participate at the request of Walker County Hospital Corporation d/b/a Huntsville Memorial Hospital (“HMH”), in the Jefferson Region (which includes Walker County) Uniform Hospital Rate Increase Program (“UHRIP”), which is a Medicaid supplemental payment opportunity recently presented by the TEXAS HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES CORPORATION potentially for the benefit of HMH and requiring an annual funding commitment by the District for the benefit of HMH of as much as $595,504, which commitment would be due and payable May 1, 2017, or alternatively, a commitment in the amount of $297,752 for a six (6) month commitment due also May 1, 2017.
- Consider authorizing entry into an “Escrow Agreement” by and between the District, WCHC, and First National Bank of Huntsville, Texas, to establish an Escrow Agent and to provide two (2) deposit accounts on behalf of the District for the District’s participation in the Jefferson Region Uniform Hospital Rate Increase Program (“UHRIP”) and setting out duties and responsibilities, as therein provided.
- Consider authorizing entry into an “Escrow Representative Agreement” by and between the District and WCHC to provide for the appointment of an Escrow Representative as provided in Section 3 of the proposed Escrow Agreement between the District and the WCHC to appoint Chairman Anne Karr, to be directed as therein provided, and in furtherance of the District’s participation in the Jefferson Region Uniform Hospital Rate Increase Program (“UHRIP”).
- Consider and adopt a Resolution authorizing the Chairman of the District’s Board of Managers to take whatever action is necessary to implement the District’s Medicaid UPL Program, including the creation of an escrow account and the execution of the documents necessary to operationalize the program. The Resolution also permits the Secretary of the Board of Managers to witness the Chairman’s signature.
- Adjourn Meeting.
Anne Karr, Chairman
Walker County Hospital District