California Healthline: Judge Rules on Medi-Cal Backlog Suit, Orders State To Adhere to 45-Day Deadline

California Healthline: Judge Rules on Medi-Cal Backlog Suit, Orders State To Adhere to 45-Day Deadline

By David Gorn

On Thursday, an Alameda County Superior Court judge issued a preliminary injunction requiring the state to adhere to a 45-day limit for processing Medi-Cal applications.
The ruling by Judge Evelio Grillo was a victory for health care advocates in a lawsuit over the state’s extensive backlog in processing Medi-Cal applications. The Medi-Cal expansion and the first open enrollment period for Covered California brought millions of applications to the door of the Department of Health Care Services, which oversees Medi-Cal. Read the full article here. »

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