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Auditor says $93 million in Medi-Cal payments could be fraudulent
Auditor says $93 million in Medi-Cal payments could be fraudulent

A state audit has found that more than $93 million in Medi-Cal payments made to substance abuse clinics across California were potentially fraudulent. The audit released Tuesday reviewed billing data from July 2008 to December 2013 for Medi-Cal's Drug Treatment program, which reimburses rehabilitation clinics. The audit found the state's Department of Health Care Services and the Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs failed to administer the program "and created opportunities for fraud." The report comes after an investigation by the Center for Investigative Reporting and CNN last year that revealed substance abuse clinics in Los Angeles County were...

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