Medi-Cal Programs: Being Required To Send Immediately Out-Of-Date Directory Is ‘Ridiculous’
California officials are being asked to review the requirement that massive, printed books be sent out to people who enroll for Medi-Cal.
Los Angeles Times:
Medi-Cal Programs To The State: Can We Stop Printing And Mailing Directories The Size Of Phone Books?
In Los Angeles County, signing up for Medi-Cal is often followed by a phone book-sized directory landing on your doorstep. The 2017 directory for L.A. Care, a local Medi-Cal health plan, is 2,546 pages of doctors’ names listed by city, by specialty — anesthesiologists, gastroenterologists, ophthalmologists. It includes hours, addresses, phone numbers and languages spoken for each of the thousands of physicians. (Karlamangla, 9/4)