Report 2013-111 All Recommendation Responses

Report 2013-111: UCLA and UCSF Medical Centers: Although They Supply Significant Monetary Support to Their Campuses' Schools of Medicine, Their Finances and Key Measures of Patient-Care Quality Have Remained Stable (Release Date: January 2014)

Recommendation #1 To: University of California

The university should take steps to increase the transparency of its campuses' health system support transfers. Specifically, the university should establish a process ensuring that it annually issues a report through its Web site that is available to the public and that describes the financial and programmatic impact of each campus's health system support transfers.

1-Year Agency Response

The University has completed the action plan.

The following is a high-level overview of implementation steps:

1. Draft a work plan that will support completion of UC's commitment to supply an annual disclosure fulfilling the recommendation, by the end of calendar year 2014 - Completed.

2. Develop a data collection template and distribute to all medical center campuses' finance departments - Completed.

3. Distribute template to all medical center campuses' finance departments to complete annual report - Completed.

4. Publicly release data - Completed. See link: http://reportingtransparency.universityofcalifornia.edu/ report available under "Health System Support Report."

  • Completion Date: February 2015
  • Response Date: February 2015

California State Auditor's Assessment of 1-Year Status: Fully Implemented


6-Month Agency Response

The University is currently on target to complete the action plan. To date, no issues have arisen which would put the deliverable timeline (stated below) at risk. The first annual report will be made available no later than December 31, 2014.

The following is a high-level overview of implementation steps:

1. Draft a work plan that will support completion of UC's commitment to supply an annual disclosure fulfilling the recommendation, by the end of calendar year 2014 - Completed.

2. Develop a data collection template and distribute to all medical center campuses' finance departments - Completed.

3. Distribute template to all medical center campuses' finance departments to complete annual report - Future; Due During August 2014.

4. Upload report content to UCOP Finance webpage - Future; Due During October 2014.

5. Publicly release data - Future; Due During November 2014.

  • Estimated Completion Date: November 2014
  • Response Date: August 2014

California State Auditor's Assessment of 6-Month Status: Partially Implemented


60-Day Agency Response

The University is currently on target to complete the action plan. To date, no issues have arisen which would put the deliverable timeline (stated below) at risk. The first annual report will be made available no later than December 31, 2014.

The following is a high-level overview of implementation steps:

1. Draft a work plan that will support completion of UCs commitment to supply an annual disclosure fulfilling the recommendation, by the end of calendar year 2014 Completed.

2. Develop a data collection template and distribute to all medical center campuses finance departments In Process; Due During March 2014.

3. Distribute template to all medical center campuses' finance departments to complete annual report Future; Due During August 2014.

4. Upload report content to UCOP Finance webpage Future; Due During October 2014.

5. Publicly release data Future; Due During November 2014.

  • Estimated Completion Date: November 2014
  • Response Date: March 2014

California State Auditor's Assessment of 60-Day Status: Pending


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