Fight Brewing Between Medi-Cal Health Plan Officials, Pharmacists Over Reimbursement Rates
The pharmacists want Gold Coast Health Plan to use its leverage to persuade OptumRx, which runs the plan's pharmaceutical efforts, to renegotiate its rates.
Ventura County Star:
Battle Continues Over Medi-Cal Pay To Area Pharmacies
Administrators of a Medi-Cal health plan said they won't push for lower prescription reimbursements despite complaints from independent pharmacists who say a sharp cut in payments over recent months may push some of them out of business. The conflict, expected to be addressed in a public meeting Monday, involves payments for medications in the publicly funded Gold Coast Health Plan. Gold Coast administers Medi-Cal health insurance to more than 200,000 low-income people in Ventura County. (Kisken, 12/3)