California Children's Services Compliance, Monitoring, and Oversight Program
Enhancing oversight and monitoring is established through the California Advancing and Innovating Medi-Cal (CalAIM) Initiative. The purpose of this initiative is to establish, implement, and evaluate statewide performance, quality, and reporting standards for county administration of the CCS program. The Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) solicited and selected CCS Monitoring and Oversight Workgroup members who will collaborate with DHCS regarding the development of a Memoranda of Understanding (MOU) and associated monitoring protocols (e.g., procedures, tools) to ensure appropriate oversight of the county and state responsibilities for the CCS programs.
To develop, implement, and evaluate consistent standards for quality and access to care for beneficiaries enrolled in the CCS program throughout the state of California.
Assembly Bill 133, Article 5.51 establishes the California Advancing and Innovating Medi-Cal (CalAIM) Act subsection (b) requires the Department to consult with counties and other affected stakeholders, to develop and implement all of the following initiatives to enhance oversight and monitoring of county administration of the California Children's Services (CCS) program:
Establish statewide performance, reporting, and budgetary standards, and accompanying audit tools used to assess county compliance with federal and state requirements applicable to the CCS program
Conduct periodic CCS quality assurance reviews and audits to assess compliance with the standards established
Assess each CCS program to ensure appropriate allocation of resources necessary for compliance with standards, policies, guidelines, performance, and compliance requirements
Determine and implement a process to inform each CCS program of, and make available on its internet website, the latest standards, policies, guidelines, and new performance and compliance requirements imposed
Establish a statewide tiered enforcement framework to ensure prompt correct action for counties that do not meet standards established
Require each county to enter into a MOU with the department to document each county's obligation to administering the CCS program
Monday, July 25, 2022 - CCS Monitoring and Oversight Workgroup Meeting
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12:00 pm | Pacific Time | 4 hrs. | PW: CCSW
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County Compliance Unit
1515 K Street, Suite 400
Sacramento, CA 95899
Please Note: The range of assistive services available may be limited if requests are received less than ten working days prior to the meeting or event.
CCS Monitoring and Oversight Workgroup Event
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- December 19, 2022
- January 23, 2023
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