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Kaiser still has mental health care issues, state agency reports
Modern Healthcare

Kaiser Permanente has resolved some of the problems with its mental health services that led to $4 million in fines in 2013, but it still has work to do, according to a newly issued state report.

The Oakland, Calif.-based healthcare giant is doing a better job of tracking whether mental health care is delivered in a timely manner, but it still faces issues with timely access to care and educating plan members about the scope of services covered, according to the report issued Tuesday by the California Department of Managed Health Care. The state issued its first report and imposed the fines in 2013.