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16 Medi-Cal substance abuse treatment centers are under investigation
Los Angeles Times

Sixteen drug and alcohol treatment centers that provide rehabilitative services to Medi-Cal patients are suspected of fraud and of hiring providers with felonies on their records, officials from the California Department of Health Care Services announced this week.

The centers, whose names have not yet been released because of an ongoing criminal investigation by the state’s Department of Justice, are temporarily barred from receiving money from the Drug Medi-Cal program, said Bruce Lim, deputy director of the audits and investigations division at Health Care Services.