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California Residents: Click here for information on how to file a grievance and for information on the Language Assistance Program.
Residentes de California: Haga clic aqui para información sobre comó archivar un agravio y para acceder al programa de asistencia de lenguaje.
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The California Department of Managed Health Care is responsible for regulating health care service plans. If you have a grievance against your health plan, you should first telephone your health plan at (800) 277-1112 and use your health plan's grievance process before contacting the department. Utilizing this grievance procedure does not prohibit any potential legal rights or remedies that may be available to you. If you need help with a grievance involving an emergency, a grievance has not been satisfactorily resolved by your health plan, or a grievance that has remained unresolved for more than 30 calendar days, you may call the Department for assistance. You may also be eligible for an Independent Medical Review (IMR). If you are eligible for IMR, the IMR process will provide an impartial review of medical decisions made by a health plan related to the medical necessity of a proposed service or treatment, coverage decisions for treatment that are experimental or investigational in nature and payment disputes for emergency or urgent medical services. The department also has a toll-free number (1-888-HMO-2219) and a TDD line (1-877-688-9891) for the hearing and speech impaired. The department's Internet web site has complaint forms, IMR application forms and instructions online.

Click here for the Department of Managed Health Care Grievance Form