California Healthline: CMA Calls for State To Completely Eliminate 10% Medi-Cal Rate Cut

The California Medical Association has praised Gov. Jerry Brown’s (D) fiscal year 2014-2015 budget proposal for eliminating a 10% retroactive cut in Medi-Cal reimbursements, but the group wants the state to completely eliminate the cut in future payments, Modern Healthcare reports (Robeznieks, Modern Healthcare, 1/10). Medi-Cal is California’s Medicaid program. Background on Medi-Cal Reimbursement Cut In October 2011, … Continue reading

California Healthline: CMA Petitions Supreme Court To Review 10% Medi-Cal Pay Cut

Last week, the California Medical Association petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court to review a federal court ruling that upheld a 10% cut to Medi-Cal reimbursement rates, Modern Healthcare reports. Medi-Cal is California’s Medicaid program (Robeznieks, Modern Healthcare, 9/23). Background on 10% Cut In October 2011, CMS approved the state’s plan to reduce certain Medi-Cal payments by 10%. The cut will … Continue reading

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