California Healthline: Bills Introduced To Reverse, Study Effects of 10% Cut to Medi-Cal Providers

by David Gorn

An Assembly bill introduced yesterday would reverse the 10% cut in Medi-Cal provider rates approved by the Legislature in 2011.

A second Assembly bill, also introduced yesterday, would take a different tack on the reimbursement conundrum. It would order an independent analysis to determine the degree of impact rates have on access to care in California.

The bill to reinstitute pre-2011 Medi-Cal provider rates is AB 1805 by Assembly member Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley) with Richard Pan (D-Sacramento) as co-author. The independent analysis of rates’ impact on access is AB 1759, with Pan as lead author and Skinner as co-author.

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