To ensure that the providers receive reimbursement for only valid services, Health Care Services should immediately coordinate with the appropriate counties to recover inappropriate payments to ineligible providers and for services purportedly rendered to deceased beneficiaries.
The FY 2013-2014 cost report for Los Angeles County, which included recoupment of this final amount, was settled on March 2, 2017.
Status and Implementation Date: Fully Implemented, 3/2/2017.
Health Care Services provided a copy of Los Angeles County's fiscal year 2013-14 cost settlement letter, which included recoupment of the final amount due for inappropriate payments for services to dead beneficiaries.
All the inappropriate payments have been recouped with the exception of $36.16 from Los Angeles County which will be recovered in their FY 2013-14 cost report, expected to be settled by January 1, 2017
For the dead beneficiaries identified in the CSA report, FMAB has determined that providers were inappropriately paid for services provided to beneficiaries after their date of death. FMAB has begun to take action to recoup the overpayments through the Fiscal Year 12-13 cost report settlement process or through the established accounts receivable recoupment process (if services were provided prior to FY 12-13). This is expected to be complete by January 2016 (when the FY 12-13 cost reports are settled).
Date of implementation is set for January 2016.
The Department of Health Care Services submitted a Public Records Act request to CSA in order to obtain the claims detail data for the high risk payments identified in the CSA report. DHCS received the data and it is currently being reviewed by the FMAB to determine if recovery of funds is required.
Health Care Services indicated that it has not taken any action and will not do so until April 2015.
†Response Type refers to the interval in which the auditee is providing the State Auditor with their status in implementing recommendations made in an audit report. Auditees must submit a response regarding their progress in implementing recommendations from our reports at three intervals from the release of the report: 60 days, six months, and one year or subsequent to one year.
*Agency responses received after June 2013 are posted verbatim.