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Audit: $93M Medi-Cal payments could be fraudulent
San Francisco Chronicle

State auditors have found Medi-Cal, the nation’s largest Medicaid program, was hit with more than $93 million in potentially fraudulent bills by substance abuse clinics across California.

The audit released Tuesday reviewed billing data from July 2008 to December 2013 for Medi-Cal’s Drug Treatment program, which reimburses outpatient rehabilitation clinics, the Los Angeles Timesreported.

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,” according to the report.