Report 2009-107.2 Recommendation 4 Responses

Report 2009-107.2: California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation: Inmates Sentenced Under the Three Strikes Law and a Small Number of Inmates Receiving Specialty Health Care Represent Significant Costs (Release Date: May 2010)

Recommendation #4 To: Correctional Health Care Services, California

To improve its ability to analyze and demonstrate the effectiveness of current and future utilization management efforts in containing health care costs, Health Care Services should identify a method to associate cost information with utilization management data.

1-Year Agency Response

Health Care Services stated that it has developed various reports that link volume data with paid claims so that high volume and high cost specialty and hospital data can be analyzed. Health Care Services provided copies of a sample from these reports and provided its Utilization Management Monthly Cost Report for February 2011. (See 2012-406, p. 172)

California State Auditor's Assessment of 1-Year Status: Fully Implemented

All Recommendations in 2009-107.2

Agency responses received after June 2013 are posted verbatim.