State Forgoes Giving Medi-Cal Patients Drug Dispensers
The California Department of Health Care Services has abandoned a pilot project that would have installed automatic medication dispensers in the homes of Medi-Cal beneficiariesÂ following recent DHCS findings thatÂ the initiativeÂ would not generate its projected $140 million in annual savings. Medi-Cal is California's Medicaid program. The article was produced by the California HealthCare Foundation's Center for Health Reporting. The Center is supported by a grant from CHCF, which publishes California Healthline.
- "California Abandons Experiment With Medication-Dispensing Machines" (Bazar, CHCF Center for Health Reporting, 2/16).