One of the most frequent complaints from Medi-Cal beneficiaries has been the inability to find out how much in benefits has been paid on their behalf. As of January 1, 2017, a Medi-Cal beneficiary who may be subject to recovery or their authorized representative can submit a request to find out the amount of the Medi-Cal claim, for a fee of $5. This information can be requested once a year via Internet, by phone or mail, and the Department must provide information within 90 days of receipt of the request.
The form can be downloaded from www.dhcs.ca.gov/services/Pages/DHCS_4017.aspx.
Please contact CANHR for more information or click on the link below, on how to deal with an estate recovery claim if you receive one and, for others, how to avoid a claim in the first place. www.canhr.org/publications/PDFs/Medi-Cal_Recovery.pdf