Kaiser behavioral health care on the hot seat after California complaints
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SACRAMENTO, Calif. — In an unexpected move, the California Department of Mental Health Care informed Kaiser Permanente that it will be examining whether the company is providing adequate mental health care services to its 9.4 million California members. “This non-routine survey is based on complaints received from enrollees, providers, and other stakeholders concerning the plan’s behavioral health operations,” said Amanda Levy, the department’s deputy director of health policy and stakeholder relations. Levy said regulators would evaluate Kaiser’s internal and external provider networks, timel...