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.

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.

  • Response Type†: 6-Month
  • Completion Date: July 2014
  • Response Date: February 2015

California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Fully Implemented

Agency Response*

The language has been added to the contract. The contract is currently under Department and Administrative review.

  • Response Type†: 60-Day
  • Estimated Completion Date: November 2014
  • Response Date: October 2014

California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Pending

Based on its response, the department has not yet fully implemented this recommendation.

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†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.

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