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Medical fraud fighters asked to do more with current staff
California Watch - Christina Jewett

A budget proposal to fund new Medi-Cal fraud staff that could bring in $51.5 million in savings, met resistance during a state Assembly budget hearing yesterday. Officials from the state Department of Health Care Services, which administers Medi-Cal, laid out a compelling case for additional fraud staff. Their number crunchers suspect there’s as much as $400 million in health care fraud in the system.