Report 2013-119 Recommendation 35 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 #35 To: Health Care Services, Department of
To ensure that beneficiaries have safe and reliable access to program services, Health Care Services should amend the State-county contract to allow a process for counties to notify their key partners of the providers that it has suspended.
6-Month Agency Response
The FY 2014-15 county-state contract for Substance Use Disorder services was amended to include such effort. As part of the contract, the county received a Privacy and Information Security Provision document that outlines the counties authority to notify key partners of the providers that DHCS has suspended. Attached is a copy of the Privacy and Information and Security Provision.
- Completion Date: July 2014
- Response Date: February 2015
California State Auditor's Assessment of 6-Month Status: Fully Implemented
60-Day Agency Response
The language has been added to the contract. The contract is currently under Department and Administrative review.
- Estimated Completion Date: November 2014
- Response Date: October 2014
California State Auditor's Assessment of 60-Day Status: Pending
Based on its response, the department has not yet fully implemented this recommendation.
Agency responses received are posted verbatim.