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State paid for medical care to the dead
California Watch

California Medi-Cal officials paid $273,000 to health providers who claimed to have rendered care to 35 dead people, raising questions about the agency’s accounting and potential health provider fraud. The findings, posted below, came out yesterday in a report by the Department of Health and Human Services’ office of inspector general. That agency sent auditors to Sacramento to review $46 billion in claims for health services paid by the Medi-Cal agency from Jan. 1, 2007 to June 30, 2008.