Department Of Managed Health Care
The Department of Managed Health Care (DMHC) maintains a program to assist consumers with resolution of complaints involving HMOs. Members are expected to use the grievance procedures first to attempt to resolve any dissatisfaction. If the grievance has been pending for at least 30 days or was not satisfactorily resolved by Health Net, the member may seek assistance from the DMHC. Providers, including participating physicians, may assist the member in submitting a complaint to the DMHC for resolution and may advocate the member's position before the DMHC. No provider can be sanctioned in any way by Health Net or by a participating physician group (PPG) for providing such assistance or advocacy.