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Fewer Doctors Enrolled in Low-Income Insurance Program Despite Surge in Patients
HealthyCal.org

Nearly 25 percent fewer physicians were signed up to treat low-income patients in the state’s insurance program this spring compared to a year prior, despite the surge in patients enrolled in Medi-Cal.

The drop in providers is due to the Department of Health Care Services’ efforts to remove doctors who haven’t complied with application requirements or billed the program in a year, spokesman Anthony Cava said.

“This has not resulted in a decrease in access to care,” he said.

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