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Medi-Cal Sued For Pushing Patients Into Managed Care Despite Judges’ Orders

Two health consumer advocacy groups, Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County and Western Center on Law and Poverty, sued the Department of Health Care Services this week for pushing Medi-Cal beneficiaries into managed care plans.  The lawsuit, filed in Los Angeles Superior Court, alleges that the department is contradicting doctors’ opinions and illegally reversing decisions by administrative law judges that would allow patients with complex medical conditions to remain in fee-for-service Medi-Cal. Read the full article here.