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.

All Recommendations in 2013-119

Agency responses received are posted verbatim.