Feds Give CalOptima Officials More Time to Fix Problems

The health plan will have until January and maybe longer, to fix glaring problems triggering improper denials of prescriptions and medical procedures for patients. Officials also reported cases of possible fraud.

Spitzer Makes His Presence Felt on CalOptima Board

Supervisor Todd Spitzer, in his new role as CalOptima board member, didn’t waste any time last week confronting some of the issues that have dogged the $1.7 billion health plan for low-income residents in recent years.