Medi-Cal, the $95 billion joint federal-state program, covers 12 million people — nearly one in every three residents — for their doctor visits, hospital care, pregnancy-related services, as well as some nursing home care, making California the largest health care purchaser in the state.
California regulators should condition the sale of six nonprofit Catholic hospitals on a commitment to keep the facilities open for 10 years, a state-commissioned consultant recommended.
The ringleader of one of the largest scams out of Southern California to target Medicare Part D out of has been sentenced to eight years in federal prison and ordered to pay millions in restitution to Medicare and Medi-Cal.
Lawmakers are facing a Sunday deadline to pass a $108 billion spending plan that will meet Gov. Jerry Brown’s demands for a rainy day fund and paying down debt while allocating some of the surplus to programs benefiting lower-income Californians.
The new system will enroll more people in Medi-Cal, but that could cause huge challenges.
A company that provides diagnostic services to Southern California nursing homes has agreed to pay millions over allegations that it submitted false claims to Medicare and Medi-Cal, it was reported Friday.
A Los Angeles man was ordered to pay close to $10 million in restitution and serve 18 months in federal prison for a healthcare scam that exploited thousands of homeless people.
A Fontana mother has been arrested in an undercover drug sting in Ventura County, authorities said Friday.
The state Legislature on Saturday passed a major piece of the federal Affordable Care Act, opting to expand Medicaid to 1.4 million low-income Californians even as Republican lawmakers raised concerns about the program’s future costs.
Lawmakers have proposed legislation that would penalize large employers who pay their workers so little that they qualify for government health insurance at taxpayer expense.
A spokesperson for the health care facility where Angelina Jolie underwent a preventative double mastectomy has spoken out to urge all women to be proactive about testing for the BRCA gene.
The L.A. Care Health Plan, Los Angeles County’s public health insurance provider, is now insuring more than one million low-income residents, making it the largest public health plan in the nation.
State lawmakers held a hearing to learn more about allegations that a Southern California-based health care company overbilled for its care and has tried to increase revenues by refusing to transfer patients to hospitals in their insurance network.
A statewide reduction in Medi-Cal payments may soon leave millions of Californians without adequate health care.
The state attorney general’s office says California’s biggest provider of medical lab testing agreed to repay the state $241 million for overcharges to Medi-Cal.