Department of Managed Health Care and Department of Health Care Services Issue $55 Million in fines to L.A. Care Health Plan in Enforcement Action to Protect Consumers

By William Espinosa On March 4, 2022, the Department of Managed Health Care (DMHC) released a statement detailing its enforcement action against Local Initiative Health Authority for Los Angeles County (L.A. Care), the state’s largest Medi-Cal plan. The action is Continue reading

Department of Managed Health Care Orders Aetna to Pay Fine for Improper Denial of Emergency Room Claims

By Meena Kaypour On August 25, 2020, the Department of Managed Health Care (DMHC) issued a cease and desist order to Aetna Health of California, Inc. with respect to its continued failure to comply with California standards for emergency room Continue reading

Board of Pharmacy Fines and Disciplines AmerisourceBergen for “Excessive” Opioid Shipments

By Stephanie Mendivil On January 22, 2020, the Board adopted a Stipulated Settlement and Disciplinary Order which fined AmerisourceBergen Drug Corporation for shipping “excessive” amounts of opioids and other controlled substances to pharmacies across California. The Board also publicly reproved Continue reading

Department of Business Oversight settles with TitleMax of California, Inc. on disciplinary charges

By James D. Colleran On December 16, 2019, the Department of Business Oversight (DBO) announced that it entered into a settlement agreement with TitleMax of California, a subsidiary of the nationwide financial lender TitleMax, which operates 65 California Financing Law Continue reading

Bureau of Private Postsecondary Education Issues Emergency Decision Against Holberton School

By Mikaila C. Hernández On January 24, 2020, the Bureau of Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE) issued an Emergency Decision ordering Holberton School, Inc. to (1) cease enrollment of new students in all of the institute’s programs; (2) cease all instruction Continue reading