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ORDINANCE NO. 2021- 012 <br />AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY <br />COMMISSIONERS OF INDIAN RIVER COUNTY, FLORIDA <br />CREATING CHAPTER 215 OF THE CODE OF INDIAN <br />RIVER COUNTY, FLORIDA ENTITLED "INDIAN RIVER <br />COUNTY LOCAL PROVIDER PARTICIPATION FUND <br />ORDINANCE" ESTABLISHING A LOCAL PROVIDER <br />PARTICIPATION FUND UNDER THE AUTHORITY OF <br />ARTICLE VIII, SECTION 1(F) OF THE CONSTITUTION OF <br />THE STATE OF FLORIDA AND SPECIFYING THE <br />METHOD OF SETTING AND COMPUTING ANNUAL NON - <br />AD VALOREM SPECIAL ASSESSMENTS TO BE <br />DEPOSITED INTO THE FUND AND SPECIFYING <br />AUTHORIZED USES FOR THE FUND PROCEEDS; AND <br />PROVIDING FOR CODIFICATION, SEVERABILITY, <br />CONFLICT AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE <br />WHEREAS, the hospitals in Indian River County's jurisdiction (the "Hospitals") <br />annually provide millions of dollars of uncompensated care to uninsured persons and <br />those who qualify for Medicaid because Medicaid, on average, covers only 60% of the <br />costs of the health care services actually provided by Hospitals to Medicaid -eligible <br />persons, leaving Hospitals with significant uncompensated costs; and <br />WHEREAS, the State of Florida (the "State") received federal authority to <br />establish the Statewide Medicaid Managed Care hospital directed payment program <br />(the "DPP") to offset hospitals' uncompensated Medicaid costs and improve quality of <br />care provided to Florida's Medicaid population; and <br />WHEREAS, two of the three impacted Hospitals have asked Indian River County <br />(the "County") to impose an assessment upon certain real property owned by the <br />Hospitals to help finance the non-federal share of the State's Medicaid program, while <br />the third Hospital is unopposed to the assessment; and <br />WHEREAS, the only properties to be assessed are the real property sites of <br />such Hospitals; and <br />WHEREAS, the funding raised by the County assessment will, through <br />intergovernmental transfers ("IGTs") provided consistent with federal guidelines, support <br />additional funding for Medicaid payments to some, but not necessarily all, Hospitals; <br />and <br />