Medi-Cal Backlog Down to 600K, DHCS Official Says
California Department of Health Care Services spokesperson Anthony Cava last week said that the number of Medi-Cal applications awaiting verification has fallen from 900,000 to 600,000 -- about a 33% reduction since May. Medi-Cal is California's Medicaid program. The update came after the Health Consumer Alliance sent a letter to DHCS on Wednesday detailing concerns about the backlog.
- "Backlog of Medi-Cal Applications Under Obamacare Cut to 600,000" (Brown, "L.A. Now," Los Angeles Times, 7/3).