State Orders Gold Coast Plan To Halt Contract With HMO
The California Department of Health Care Services has ordered Gold Coast Health Plan in Ventura County to halt all activity related to a preliminary contract with AmericasHealth Plan, an HMO, over concerns that the deal would alter the way care is coordinated for several thousand Medi-Cal beneficiaries. Medi-Cal is California's Medicaid program. Gold Coast is an HMO-style substitute for certain beneficiaries of Medi-Cal. DMHC said it would consider the contract after Gold Coast completes a series of financial and operational improvements.
- "State Blocks Gold Coast Pact With Private HMO" (Kisken, Ventura County Star, 12/6).