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Owner Of Glendale Clinic Sentenced For Bilking Medicare, Medi-Cal Out Of Millions

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.

08/18/2014

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Lawmakers To Vote On $108B Spending Plan

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.

06/15/2014

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KNX 1070 Healthcare Uncovered: Medi-Cal

The new system will enroll more people in Medi-Cal, but that could cause huge challenges.

10/03/2013

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Burbank Company To Pay $17.5M Amid Allegations That It Submitted False Claims To Medicare, Medi-Cal

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.

09/27/2013

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Man Sentenced To Prison, Nearly $10M Restitution For Recruiting Homeless In Healthcare Scam

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.

CBS Los Angeles–08/26/2013

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Mother, 27, Arrested In Undercover Drug Sting In Ventura County

A Fontana mother has been arrested in an undercover drug sting in Ventura County, authorities said Friday.

CBS2 / KCAL9–08/23/2013

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California Legislature Passes Medicaid Expansion

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.

06/15/2013

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Bill Would Fine Employers With Workers On Medi-Cal

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.

06/01/2013

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Doctors Urge Women To Test For Breast Cancer Gene After Jolie’s Mastectomy

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.

CBS2 / KCAL9–05/14/2013

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L.A. Care The Nation’s Largest Public Health Plan With 1 Million Members

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.

02/29/2012

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Calif. Lawmakers Hold Hearing For Prime Healthcare

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.

02/25/2012

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Medi-Cal Cuts May Leave Millions Of Patients Without Health Care

A statewide reduction in Medi-Cal payments may soon leave millions of Californians without adequate health care.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–10/28/2011

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Quest Diagnostic To Pay $241M For Overcharging Medi-Cal

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.

05/19/2011

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Los Angeles Health Clinics Struggle With Budget Impasse

California’s budget impasse has Los Angeles County health clinics taking out loans in a struggle to make ends meets.

CBS2 / KCAL9–09/13/2010

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