Kaiser Permanente Agrees To Certain Benchmarks As It Tries To Improve Mental Health Services
The company reached a settlement agreement with the California Department of Managed Health Care, and will face potential fines if it does not improve the deficiencies.
Santa Rosa Press Democrat:
Kaiser And State Officials Reach Settlement Agreement Over Deficiencies In Mental Health Care
Kaiser Permanente and the California Department of Managed Health Care announced this week a settlement agreement aimed at resolving “deficiencies” in the HMO’s oversight and access to its mental health services, DMHC officials said. The agreement, which acknowledges significant steps taken by Kaiser to improve access to and monitoring of mental health services, lays out a number of steps the HMO must take within a specified time frame. Failure to do so could result in fines, officials said. (Espinoza, 6/19)
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