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Class Action Recovery Program


The goal of the Class Action (CA) Recovery Program is to identify and recover funds paid by Medi-Cal on behalf of members involved in a Class Action or Mass Tort actions such as, product liability.
The Medi-Cal member or personal representative is required by law to report in writing to the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) pursuant to Welfare and Institutions Code Section 14124.70 et seq. (W&I Code). The CA Recovery Program intake and case establishment process has adapted to process a higher volume of cases to meet the demands of Class Action/Mass Tort projects. Individual referrals can be submitted online using the Online Forms link below. For multi-claimant entitlement verifications, or if your firm is new to the class action process with DHCS, please submit an inquiry email to for additional information and a welcome packet which details the CA notification, communication, and lien processes.

If the injured party is Medi-Cal eligible, DHCS will send a Notice of Lien stating our rights to recovery on individual cases or return an electronic response with eligibility status per claimant for multi-claimant projects. If a claimant is not currently Medi-Cal eligible, DHCS may send a notice stating that Medi-Cal status will be rechecked in 90 days for retroactive eligibility. Please note
, DHCS will not return a lien for cases with missing or inaccurate information. It is very important that the information provided is accurate and complete.

Upon establishment of lien, DHCS will forward both a letter and list of itemized services related to individual claimants’ injuries. DHCS has the right to collect for dates of services provided up to the date of settlement.

Contact Information

Department of Health Care Services

Third Party Liability and Recovery Division

Class Action Recovery Program - MS 4720

P.O. Box 997425

Sacramento, CA 95899-7425


Last modified on: 7/12/2016 9:28 AM