Published on October 1, 2013 at 7:55 AM
California Healthline: DHCS Director Apologizes At Hearing Examining Medi-Cal Drug Program Fraud
Department of Health Care Services director Toby Douglas apologized for "lapses in state oversight" of a Medi-Cal drug abuse treatment program at a hearing yesterday in Sacramento. … Yesterday's joint legislative oversight hearing was convened to address allegations of fraud and Medi-Cal system abuse within the Drug Medi-Cal program, which is overseen by DHCS. Reports by the Center for Investigative Reporting and CNN said rampant and persistent fraud went relatively untouched by state oversight (Gorn, 9/27).
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