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.

6-Month 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 Date: June 2008

California State Auditor's Assessment of 6-Month Status: Fully Implemented


All Recommendations in 2007-122

Agency responses received after June 2013 are posted verbatim.