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State to health insurers: Stop denying speech therapy
Sacramento Bee

After dozens of consumer complaints, the California Department of Managed Health Care on Monday ordered three prominent health insurance companies to stop denying speech therapy to patients.

Health Net, Blue Shield and Anthem Blue Cross were all slapped with cease-and-desist orders by DMHC attorneys for what they said was unlawful denial of medically necessary therapies. Health Net, with the highest number of complaints at 41, was hit with a $300,000 fine.

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