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State imposes $2.3 million monthly sanction on Kern Behavioral Health

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Posted at 4:31 PM, Apr 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-09 19:32:31-04

The California Department of Health Care Services has imposed a $2.3 million monthly sanction onto Kern Behavioral Health for failure to comply with network adequacy standards.

DHCS says according to their contract, the county is required to demonstrate that it has the capacity to serve the expected enrollment in its service area in accordance with the network adequacy standards.

In a video response posted on Youtube Kern Behavioral Health director, Bill Walker, says that they're complying with DHCS and is currently adding staff within their budget.