News Story (California)
Kaiser Health News (KHN)
August 10, 2017
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Tags: Health Care, Medicaid
Organizations mentioned/involved: Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County (NLSLA), Western Center on Law & Poverty (WCLP) (CA)
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.
“As a result, they’re putting our clients at great medical risk,” said Mona Tawatao, senior attorney for Western Center.
The department said it does not comment on pending litigation.