Report 2013-119 Recommendation 14 Responses

Report 2013-119: California Department of Health Care Services: Its Failure to Properly Administer the Drug Medi-Cal Treatment Program Created Opportunities for Fraud (Release Date: August 2014)

Recommendation #14 To: Health Care Services, Department of

To prevent the certification of ineligible providers, Health Care Services should immediately develop a provider agreement for program providers.

60-Day Agency Response

DHCS will implement the new provider agreement via provider bulletin. DHCS conducted a public stakeholder meeting on September 22, 2014 with it becoming effective October 22, 2014.

  • Completion Date: November 2014
  • Response Date: October 2014

California State Auditor's Assessment of 60-Day Status: Fully Implemented

Health Care Services provided a copy of its Drug Medi-Cal provider agreement, which is now available online.

All Recommendations in 2013-119

Agency responses received are posted verbatim.