Medi-Cal Specialty Mental Health Services Plans of Correction
The Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) conducts triennial oversight reviews of each county Mental Health Plan (MHP) to determine compliance with federal and state regulations as well as the terms of the MHP contract. DHCS works closely with each MHP to ensure compliance and to identify opportunities for improvement. Using a collaborative and educational approach, DHCS provides guidance and technical assistance if it determines that the MHP is out of compliance. At the conclusion of the review, DHCS identifies strength-based practices of the MHP and provides feedback on areas of noncompliance. DHCS provides the MHP with a written report of findings which includes a description of each finding, a description of any corrective action(s) needed, and timeframes required for the MHP to come into compliance.
MHPs are required to submit a Plan of Correction (POC) to DHCS with 60 days of the MHP’s receipt of the final report of findings for all items found out of compliance. If an urgent issue is identified, it is addressed immediately.
Special Term and Condition #4 requires that the state will publish the county MHPs’ POC as a result of the triennial oversight reviews.
The table below reflects a three year review period of fiscal year 2015-16, 2016-17, and 2017-18. MHP POCs will be posted as they are received by DHCS: