To better ensure that some claiming units do not unfairly disadvantage other claiming units in the receipt of interim payments, Health Care Services should explore opportunities to expedite consistent, timely, and fair interim payments to those claiming units with no overpayments. Health Care Services should involve representatives of local educational consortia, local governmental agencies, and claiming units in these efforts and communicate the results to interested stakeholders.
DHCS issued PPL 16-011 that gives guidance to the LECs and LGAs on the disbursement and recoupment of deferral settlement funds for the School-Based Medi-Cal Administrative Activities (SMAA) program
DHCS is drafting a guidance letter to assist the LEC/LGAs with finalizing the settlement payment process. This letter is anticipated to be issued October 30, 2015.
Health Care Services has not yet provided us with a copy of the guidance letter mentioned in its response.
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