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Class Action Recovery Program

About Us 

The Department of Health Care Services’ (DHCS) Class Action Recovery Program seeks reimbursement for services that Medi-Cal paid on behalf of its members who are involved in third party actions, such product liability, vaccine and other medication-related injury and exposure to asbestos and other environmental toxins. When a Medi-Cal member receives a class action settlement, judgment or award from a liable third party as compensation for injuries they incurred, the Class Action Recovery Program is required by federal and State law to recover funds for any related services paid by Medi-Cal.
For claims involving personal injury, medical malpractice, or workers’ compensation, use the links below to the appropriate recovery unit.

Lien Process

The Class Action Recovery Program case intake and establishment process has adapted to process a higher volume of cases in order to meet the demands of Class Action/Mass Tort claims. Individual and multi-claimant notifications can be submitted via email to ClassAction@dhcs.ca.gov. If your firm is new to the class action lien process with DHCS, submit an email to the previously indicated address and the Class Action Recovery Program will provide a Welcome Packet detailing the process specifics.

 

DHCS will confirm all injury-related services have been identified and submit a lien to the appropriate parties. DHCS has the right to recover up to the date of settlement and/or full resolution of all actions associated with the injury, pursuant to W&I Code Section 14127.785.

 

To follow up on an established Class Action case, you may submit an inquiry email to ClassAction@dhcs.ca.gov. Please include the DHCS Case Name and Account Number in your inquiry.

Paying a Lien

In order to apply a payment to the correct account, the DHCS account number must be included with each payment submission. For your convenience, the following payment options are available:
1. Payment via Electronic Fund Transfers (EFT) – To get started go to the EFT website to get started. Two unique EFT options are available to suit your needs:
·         One-Time Payment – Ideal for Medi-Cal members and entities with few claims
·         Enrolled User Payment – Ideal for entities with numerous claims and multiple payments. This option allows users to schedule advance payments and track payment history.
o    Select “Register” to register as an Enrolled User - Allow DHCS 5 business days to create and confirm your new Enrolled User account
2. Payment via check – Submit to:
Department of Health Care Services
Third Party Liability and Recovery Division
Workers’ Compensation Unit - MS 4720
P.O. Box 997421
Sacramento, CA 95899-7421
Please reference the DHCS account number on the check and allow 15 to 30 business days for DHCS to receive and apply the payment.
If an insurance company issues a single check with both you and DHCS listed, please review instructions under item #19 in the Frequently Asked Questions.

Contact Information

·         Online Forms – notify and update DHCS electronically! 
·         Email Address: ClassACtion@dhcs.ca.gov
·         Mailing Address for written correspondence:
 
Department of Health Care Services
Third Party Liability and Recovery Division
Workers’ Compensation Unit - MS 4720
P.O. Box 997425
Sacramento, CA 95899-7425
·         Phone (916) 445-9891

 

Last modified on: 11/15/2017 10:45 AM