Report 2018-122 Recommendation 13 Responses

Report 2018-122: Department of Health Care Services: It Has Not Ensured That Medi-Cal Beneficiaries in Some Rural Counties Have Reasonable Access to Care (Release Date: August 2019)

Recommendation #13 To: Health Care Services, Department of

To ensure that beneficiaries in the Regional Model counties have reasonable access to care, DHCS should evaluate by June 2020 whether the structural characteristics of a COHS Model would be better suited to providing reasonable access to care in the Regional Model counties and notify the counties whether a COHS would improve beneficiaries' access to care. If some or all of these counties desire to transition to a COHS, DHCS should assist them in making that change after their current contracts expire.

1-Year Agency Response

DHCS is reviewing the recommendations in the EQRO Regional Model Access Focused Study Report, and will determine any actionable steps.

  • Response Date: August 2020

California State Auditor's Assessment of 1-Year Status: Will Not Implement

Although DHCS states that it will not implement this recommendation, it indicates that it may take action to address access to care based on the results of the analysis cited in Recommendation 12.


6-Month Agency Response

DHCS continues to work towards the analysis of the Regional Model as noted in recommendation 12 and will determine next steps through that effort.

  • Response Date: January 2020

California State Auditor's Assessment of 6-Month Status: Will Not Implement

Although DHCS states that it will not implement this recommendation, it indicates that it may take action to address access to care based on the results of the analysis cited in Recommendation 12.


60-Day Agency Response

DHCS continues to work towards the analysis of the Regional Model as noted in Recommendation 12 and will determine next steps through that effort.

  • Estimated Completion Date:
  • Response Date: October 2019

California State Auditor's Assessment of 60-Day Status: Will Not Implement

Although DHCS states that it will not implement this recommendation, it indicates that it may take action to address access to care based on the results of the analysis cited in Recommendation 12.


All Recommendations in 2018-122

Agency responses received are posted verbatim.