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Medi-Cal can limit mental health visits
San Francisco Chronicle

California can limit Medi-Cal patients to two visits per month to clinics providing psychological services, a state appeals court has ruled, rejecting a judge’s decision that the restrictions violated federal law. The federal government, which helps fund the health care program for low-income people, requires states to cover all additional costs of outpatient treatment at government-certified psychology clinics. A Sacramento County judge ruled in January 2011 that the state’s two-visit-per-month rule conflicted with that federal mandate.