Report 2013-125 Recommendation 22 Responses

Report 2013-125: California Department of Health Care Services: Weaknesses in Its Medi-Cal Dental Program Limit Children's Access to Dental Care (Release Date: December 2014)

Recommendation #22 To: Health Care Services, Department of

To make certain that it meets the requirements of the new state law and that its performance measures are accurate, Health Care Services should do the following: correct the erroneous data currently in its data warehouse and fix its process for transferring data from its mainframe to its data warehouse.

Agency Response*

DHCS has remedied this anomaly and corrected all erroneous data in its data warehouse.

  • Response Type†: 6-Month
  • Completion Date: March 2015
  • Response Date: July 2015

California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Fully Implemented

Health Care Services provided documentation demonstrating that it had identified the cause of the erroneous data in its data warehouse, corrected its process for transferring data from its mainframe to its data warehouse, and tested the corrected process. Further, the documentation shows that the erroneous data in its data warehouse have been corrected.


Agency Response*

DHCS has implemented the correction of erroneous data being submitted to the data warehouse. However, DHCS is continuing to work towards correcting erroneous data in the data warehouse retrospectively. DHCS anticipates completing the retrospective corrections by March 1, 2015.

  • Response Type†: 60-Day
  • Estimated Completion Date: March 2015
  • Response Date: February 2015

California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Partially Implemented


All Recommendations in 2013-125

†Response Type refers to the interval in which the auditee is providing the State Auditor with their status in implementing recommendations made in an audit report. Auditees must submit a response regarding their progress in implementing recommendations from our reports at three intervals from the release of the report: 60 days, six months, and one year or subsequent to one year.

*Agency responses received after June 2013 are posted verbatim.


Report type

Report type
















© 2013, California State Auditor | Privacy Policy | Conditions of Use | Download Adobe PDF Reader