Report 2006-110 Recommendation 6 Responses

Report 2006-110: Department of Health Services: It Needs to Improve Its Application and Referral Processes When Enrolling Medi-Cal Providers (Release Date: April 2007)

Recommendation #6 To: Health Services, Department of

The department should seek legislation to revise state law to extend the 35-day time period applicants have to remedy deficiencies in their applications to 60 days.

6-Month Agency Response

Chapter 693, Statutes of 2007, effective January 1, 2008, was signed by the governor on October 14, 2007, and extends the former 35-day time period applicants had to remedy deficiencies in their applications to 60 days. Additionally, the branch has updated the Medi-Cal Web site to provide notification to applicants that they must use the current and appropriate forms to avoid being denied enrollment into the Medi-Cal program and has updated the Top Reasons Provider Enrollment Applications are Denied to include this information. (See 2008-406 p. 207)

  • Response Date: October 2007

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

All Recommendations in 2006-110

Agency responses received after June 2013 are posted verbatim.