Report 2007-122 Recommendation 3 Responses

Report 2007-122: Department of Health Care Services: Although Notified of Changes in Billing Requirements, Providers of Durable Medical Equipment Frequently Overcharged Medi-Cal (Release Date: June 2008)

Recommendation #3 To: Health Care Services, Department of

To better ensure its provider manual represents a comprehensive guide for medical equipment providers, Health Care Services should amend the manual to include the current methodology for calculating reimbursements for speech generating devices.

Agency Response*

Health Care Services added the reimbursement methodology for speech-generating devices to its provider manual. According to Health Care Services, it released a provider bulletin in July 2008 informing providers of the change. (2009-406, p. 215)

  • Response Type†: 6-Month
  • Response Date: June 2008

California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Fully Implemented

All Recommendations in 2007-122

†Response Type refers to the interval in which the auditee is providing the State Auditor with their status in implementing recommendations made in an audit report. Auditees must submit a response regarding their progress in implementing recommendations from our reports at three intervals from the release of the report: 60 days, six months, and one year or subsequent to one year.

*Agency responses received after June 2013 are posted verbatim.

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