Report 2013-119 Recommendation 34 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 #34 To: Health Care Services, Department of

To strengthen the coordination between the State and the counties, Health Care Services should amend the State-county contract to address any gaps in their collective monitoring efforts.

6-Month Agency Response

The FY 2014-15 county-state contract for Substance Use Disorder services amended to reflect collective monitoring efforts. Attached is Exhibit A, Attachment 1 of the FY 2014-15 county-state contract that outlines such efforts and requirements.

  • 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.

All Recommendations in 2013-119

Agency responses received are posted verbatim.