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Plan To Provide HMO for Some Ventura County Medi-Cal Recipients Put On Hold By State

Posted on Friday, December 7, 2012 10:08am

A deal to provide HMO services for thousands of Ventura County residents is now on hold.

A state agency ordered Gold Coast Health Plan, which serves the county’s 100,000 Medi-Cal recipients, to first finish getting its financial house in order.

Gold Coast has been negotiating with a new HMO, called AmericasHealth Plan, to manage care for a chunk of the Medi-Cal recipients.

But, the State Department of Health services says Gold Coast needs to deal with a number of serious financial, and operation issues before it will allow the deal to proceed.

Gold Coast officials say they have been moving to address the concerns.

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