What is the Confirmation Process?
This is a process where the Child Protection Program staff requests information on previously submitted child abuse reports from the original investigating agency when an individual is undergoing a background check for the Department of Social Services or county child care licensing, and long-term placement and/or guardianship of a child. Upon return of confirmation, DOJ will serve as a pointer system, referring authorized agencies to the original investigating agency for copies of reports. The authorized agency conducting the background check is required to obtain the investigative report and make their own independent assessment (P.C. § 11170(6) (A)).
Once HWC has priced your accounts and performed our edits & exceptions analysis to locate underpayments, we prepare a report of our findings. We then confirm these findings by checking the hospital data to make sure that these discrepancies have not already been identified by hospital staff or other vendors. Depending on the client, we may also take this opportunity to sit down with hospital personnel to discuss our findings. Often our findings can be used as a teaching tool for hospital staff, and of course, we want to ensure that the accounts we have identified were not covered under some previous blanket settlement with an insurance company.