New Facility Project
MMC has completed the refinement process with the Design-Build Team, Swinerton Builders, and NM&R Architects. The updated guaranteed maximum price (GMP) for the project is $32.5 million. This excludes construction of an outbuilding and some site work for the project. We anticipate sourcing this part of the project locally through a public bid, in hopes that local contractors can drive down the total project costs. It is our goal to issue bid packages toward the beginning of the next calendar year.
In addition, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has granted us a five-year exemption from building a skilled nursing facility from the time the new facility is built. CMS has agreed to continue to pay MMC at the higher Distinct Part Skilled Nursing Facility (DP/SNF) rates during the five-year exemption period.
In recent weeks, MMC was informed that OSHPD has approved its geotechnical study, which will determine the foundation requirements of the building. OSHPD is reviewing the project plans at this time. MMC is excited about the continued work on the new facility project.
If everything goes as currently planned and if local contractors are able to bid the work to be released for bid at the beginning of the next calendar year, it is anticipated that some construction would begin next year on the site with the construction of the hospital and clinic building beginning in 2019. At this time, it is anticipated that MMC would be able to occupy the new facility sometime at the beginning of the calendar year 2021.
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Our Family Practice Clinic has experienced some exciting changes recently! We have completed our metric reporting for the first full year of the Prime Project, a five-year funding venture through Medi-Cal. The Prime Project has driven changes in the way we are serving our community. First, we have worked to become a certified Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) through the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). To do this, we had to demonstrate proficiency in several areas of patient treatment and care, all with the goal of reducing health disparities. As of 09/01/17, we received enough points to qualify for a level two certification with NCQA.
Another change is that we are installing a new Electronic Medical Record (EMR) system, eClinicalWorks. This new EMR will include a Patient Portal to facilitate communication between the Clinic and the patient. The Portal allows providers and patients to view their medical records, lab results, exchange messages, request or book appointments, and view educational materials online. Providers can also better track the health needs of their patients with reminders and alerts.
As part of the PRIME Project, we anticipate construction of a small addition to the existing Clinic next spring to better accommodate workflow and patient care.
Last Frontier Pharmacy is Open!
We have opened a retail pharmacy, the Last Frontier Pharmacy! Our new community Pharmacy is currently
accepting most insurances and is accepting prescriptions from providers all over Modoc County. The Last
Frontier Pharmacy is now accepting Partnership Health Plan of California.
Created by and for the community, the Pharmacy’s staff has over 20 years of combined pharmacy experience. They are available to give you one-on-one attention, as well as medication counseling. The Pharmacy's staff, led by Pharmacy Manager, Kendell Hutchins, Pharm-D., is very knowledgeable in insurance and authorization matters and will work with you. The remaining staff consists of community members who truly care for the people of Modoc County.
Last Frontier Pharmacy has an extensive over-the-counter section, as well as hard-to-find items. They also have a convenient phone application for refills. RefillPro is the easily accessible app that you can search for and download in your phone’s app store.
Last Frontier Pharmacy is located on South Main Street next to the Physical Therapy department. They are open Mon.-Fri. from 9:00am to 6:00pm.
Speak with your provider or our Pharmacy staff about transferring prescriptions today. For refills or questions, call 530-233-4884.