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California auditor finds DHCS is failing beneficiaries in 18 rural counties - State of Reform
California State Auditor Elaine Howle released a report Tuesday, finding that the state Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) is failing to ensure accessible care to some rural Medi-Cal beneficiaries. When first established, Medi-Cal operated exclusively as a fee-for-service system. California then began to transition Medi-Cal to a managed care model because the state believed …