To ensure that it collects the Quality Assurance Fees (fees) it is entitled to, Health Services should promptly initiate collection efforts for facilities that are delinquent in making their fee payments by either offsetting amounts owed against Medi-Cal reimbursements or levying a penalty against facilities that do not participate in Medi-Cal.
The Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) has fully implemented this recommendation.
DHCS collection efforts are performed on a continuous basis. DHCS continues notifying facilities of outstanding fee balances and is receiving regular responses from those facilities. In addition, DHCS has completed reconciling its fee payment records for the 2006/07 rate year and has a process in place for collecting aged fee receivables. (2008-041, p. 42)
Agency responses received after June 2013 are posted verbatim.