Petition of Medimpact Healthcare Systems Inc

Case No.: 37-2020-00007154-CU-WM-CTL    

Tentative Ruling on Petition for Writ of Mandamus

MedImpact Healthcare Systems v. Dept. of Health Care Services, Case No. 2020-07154 Oct. 23, 2020, 1:30 p.m., Dept. 72

1. Overview and Procedural Posture.

This is an action for traditional mandamus challenging the California Department of Health Care Services' award of a Medi-Cal Rx pharmacy services contract to real party in interest Magellan. In August 2019, the Department issued a Request for Proposal ("RFP") to provide services for the takeover, operation, and eventual turnover of Medi-Cal pharmacy services from managed care to fee-for-service. AR 12. The term of the agreement is expected to be four (4) years and eleven (11) months. AR 17.

The Department received five proposals in response to the RFP, which was divided into two parts: (1) a "Cost Proposal" and (2) a "Narrative Proposal." Petitioner MedImpact, a California-based pharmacy benefit manager, received a Cost Pro........