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Medi-Cal agency to overhaul drug rehab program after critical audit
Center for Investigative Reporting

California’s Medi-Cal agency is launching an overhaul of its drug rehabilitation program in light of a damning internal audit that spotlights ham-handed oversight and confirms many findings of a yearlong investigation by The Center for Investigative Reporting and CNN.

The Department of Health Care Services pledged a multitude of changes in a report to the Legislature last week, including tightening rules through emergency regulations and using an “elite strike team” to detect fraud by mining data.