To ensure that it collects the Quality Assurance Fees (fees) it is entitled to, Health Services should reconcile the fee payments made by facilities to the estimated payments due and follow-up on all significant variances.
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.