This recommendation has been superseded by a recommendation from a subsequent report. See 2015-503 #5.
To make certain that counties receive the greatest benefit from the resources they spend on antifraud efforts related to CalWORKs and food stamp cases, Social Services should, using the results from the recommended cost-effectiveness analysis, determine why some counties' efforts to combat welfare fraud are more cost-effective than others.
CDSS has selected sample counties whose available data will be reviewed to initiate our assessment.
Since 2012, CDSS has generated county specific cost analysis reports using the formula developed in 2009. These reports are shared and discussed with the counties as part of the Income and Eligibility Verification System (IEVS) compliance reviews. Any best practices identified during that discussion is then shared at regional roundtables with county concurrence and for similarly situated counties. CDSS has determined this recommendation to be fully implemented.
Social Services failed to provide any documentation to support the actions it describes in its response.
Partially Implemented/Estimated Completion Date: October 31, 2013. CDSS will analyze the data from the Report to identify those counties who are generating high program savings or reducing improper payments thru effective fraud prevention efforts. This data is yet another tool that assists CDSS to identify and share county best practices which contribute to cost-effective anti-fraud efforts. Please also see the responses to Recommendations #8 and #9.
The state received federal approval and funding for its system approach to implement federal health care reform under the Affordability Care Act (ACA). Because the federal ACA rules require the establishment of an automated system for eligibility with access to federal and state verification source data, the Administration is exploring whether it will be able to leverage verification processes that will be built for California Healthcare Eligibility, Enrollment and Retention System (CalHEERS).
Agency responses received after June 2013 are posted verbatim.