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‘Cease and desist’ orders for five health insurers
Sacramento Business Journal

The state’s HMO regulator issued “cease and desist” orders Monday against Health Net, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of California for denying members medically necessary speech and occupational therapy. In addition, Health Net was fined $300,000 for repeatedly and unlawfully mischaracterizing requests for services as coverage issues rather than matters of medical necessity.