Report 2011-104 Recommendation 7 Responses

Report 2011-104: Medi-Cal Managed Care Program: The Departments of Managed Health Care and Health Care Services Could Improve Their Oversight of Local Initiatives Participating in the Medi-Cal Two-Plan Model (Release Date: December 2011)

Recommendation #7 To: Managed Health Care, Department of

Managed Health Care should ensure that it obtains timely medical audits from Health Care Services. If it is unable to obtain timely medical audits from Health Care Services, it should conduct them itself.

1-Year Agency Response

Managed Health Care has developed and implemented a written policy to track and secure copies of Health Care Services' medical audits and findings, and to the extent necessary, to timely schedule a Knox-Keene Act medical audit in the event that Health Care Services does not conduct its annual medical audit. Additionally, Managed Health Care has bi-monthly meetings with Health Care Services to coordinate Medi-Cal audit schedules, review the status of audit reports, and discuss the scope of work for future audits. Finally, Managed Health Care is working with Health Care Services to determine areas of overlap and distinction in their respective statutory and regulatory audit requirements. (See 2013-406, p. 79)

  • Response Date: December 2012

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

All Recommendations in 2011-104

Agency responses received after June 2013 are posted verbatim.