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File #: 3188   
Type: Consent Status: Passed
File created: 11/5/2020 Department: Behavioral Health
On agenda: 11/17/2020 Final action: 11/17/2020
Subject: Amendment to Contract with Ramsell Corporation for Pharmacy Benefit Manager Services
Attachments: 1. CON-DBH-11-17-2020 Ramsell Pharmacy Benefit Mgr A-3 FINAL
REPORT/RECOMMENDATION TO THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
OF THE COUNTY OF SAN BERNARDINO
AND RECORD OF ACTION

November 17, 2020

FROM
VERONICA KELLEY, Director, Department of Behavioral Health

SUBJECT
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Amendment to Contract with Ramsell Corporation for Pharmacy Benefit Manager Services
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RECOMMENDATION(S)
Recommendation
Approve Amendment No. 3, effective January 1, 2021, to Contract No. 15-889 with Ramsell Corporation for the provision of Pharmacy Benefit Manager services for countywide prescription management services, updating standard contract language, extending the contract period an additional six months, and increasing the total contract amount by $302,793, from $3,027,933 to $3,330,726, for the total contract period of January 1, 2016 through June 30, 2021.
(Presenter: Veronica Kelley, Director, 388-0801)
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COUNTY AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER GOALS & OBJECTIVES
Provide for the Safety, Health and Social Service Needs of County Residents.

FINANCIAL IMPACT
This item does not impact Discretionary General Funding (Net County Cost). The increase of $302,793 to the contract is funded through 1991 Realignment and the Mental Health Services Act. Adequate appropriation and revenue have been included in the Department of Behavioral Health's (DBH) 2020-21 budget.

BACKGROUND INFORMATION
Ramsell Corporation (Ramsell) provides prescription management services to eligible San Bernardino County residents countywide through the Ramsell Pharmacy Benefit Manager (PBM) program. The monthly cost per client has averaged, based on medical necessity, from a low of $3.66 for a client with one prescription, to a high of $947.25 for a client with multiple prescriptions. Amendment No. 3 to the contract with Ramsell will allow DBH to continue the provision of countywide prescription management services, serving up to 230 eligible clients over the six month extension period.

The PBM program provides 24/7 management for DBH prescription services to unfu...

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