OC Register: CalOptima reopens to seniors
Enrollment in one of Orange County’s health plans for the poor and elderly is set to reopen Nov. 1, when federal regulators lift an enrollment freeze, county health authorities announced Monday.
The freeze was enacted early this year after auditors with the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services found serious threats to patients’ health and safety at CalOptima, the county’s public health plan.
In January, federal auditors said CalOptima denied coverage for critical prescriptions covered by law, failed to pay for emergency services, and severely mismanaged one of its programs.
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