Report 2010-108 Recommendation 16 Responses

Report 2010-108: Department of Public Health: It Reported Inaccurate Financial Information and Can Likely Increase Revenues for the State and Federal Health Facilities Citation Penalties Accounts (Release Date: June 2010)

Recommendation #16 To: Public Health, Department of

To increase revenue for the penalty accounts, Public Health should increase its coordination with CMS to ensure that it can track CMS’s implementation of the recommendations that the division makes to CMS for the period before receiving training from CMS, and that it effectively use the Automated Survey Processing Environment (ASPEN) to track recommendations after the training.

1-Year Agency Response

Public Health stated that it worked with CMS to increase coordination. Public Health now generates a quarterly report from ASPEN that tracks the recommendations made by the State and related enforcement actions. . (See 2012-406, p. 30)

  • Response Date: June 2011

California State Auditor's Assessment of 1-Year Status: Fully Implemented

All Recommendations in 2010-108

Agency responses received after June 2013 are posted verbatim.