Report 2006-035 Recommendation 4 Responses
Report 2006-035: Department of Health Services: It Has Not Yet Fully Implemented Legislation Intended to Improve the Quality of Care in Skilled Nursing Facilities (Release Date: February 2007)
Recommendation #4 To: Health Services, Department of
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.
Annual Follow-Up Agency Response From January 2009
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)
California State Auditor's Assessment of Annual Follow-Up Status: Fully Implemented
Agency responses received after June 2013 are posted verbatim.