The Office of Program Policy Analysis and Government Accountability (OPPAGA)

OPPAGA released their report regarding CSU bed payments that was mandated in the 2019 Appropriations Act Implementing bill November 1. The OPPAGA findings conclude that the state’s Acute Care Services Utilization (ACSU) Database cannot accurately report final payment sources or final amounts paid to providers and does not accurately represent actual bed utilization by payer source. The report indicates that due to duplication, missing data, and quality errors, the FASAMS ACSU results on bed days should be viewed cautiously.  The report also points out high utilization of crisis beds for state funded beds (97% to 99% DCF funded) in FY 2019/20, exemplifying the need for recurring, stable funding. 

Read the full OPPAGA Report