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Medi-Cal cuts roster of doctors as enrollee numbers soar
San Francisco Business Times

Medi-Cal has nearly 25 percent fewer physicians on board than it did a year ago, even as 2 million new enrollees have signed up during the Obamacare surge, according to a report by Healthy, a journalism site that receives nonprofit funding.

The Department of Health Care Services told the nonprofit journalism site that it removed roughly 26,400 doctors from its rolls because they didn’t comply with application requirements or hadn’t billed Medi-Cal for 12 months. There are now about 82,600 doctors on the roster.