California Healthline: Bill Would Exempt Some Skilled Nursing Facilities From Cut

by David Gorn The Senate Committee on Health yesterday approved a measure to reverse some of the Medi-Cal provider rate cuts passed by the Legislature two years ago. It’s an urgency bill, which means it needs a two-thirds legislative vote to pass. AB 900 by Assembly member Luis Alejo (D-Salinas) would reverse cuts to one … Continue reading

CDCAN: BUDGET CONFERENCE COMMITTEE FINISHES WORK – PULLS BACK ON MANY FUNDING RESTORATION PROPOSALS

BUDGET CONFERENCE COMMITTEE FINISHES WORK – PULLS BACK ON MANY FUNDING RESTORATION PROPOSALS AS PART OF BUDGET DEAL REACHED WITH GOVERNOR & LEGISLATIVE DEMOCRATIC LEADERS BUDGET CONFERENCE COMMITTEE FINISHES WORK AFTER GOVERNOR & LEGISLATIVE DEMOCRATS REACH BUDGET DEAL ·      Governor Wins On Lower Revenue Projection for Budget Forcing Legislative Democrats To Pull Back On Many Funding … Continue reading

CDCAN: State Sends Out Official Notice to Counties On July 1st Implementation of Temporary 8% Across-the-Board Cut In Service Hours for All IHSS Recipients

STATE SENDS OUT OFFICIAL NOTICE TO COUNTIES ON IMPLEMENTATION OF TEMPORARY ACROSS-THE-BOARD CUT IN SERVICE HOURS FOR ALL IHSS RECIPIENTS ·      Temporary 8% Across-The-Board Cut in Hours Effective July 1, 2013 Through June 30, 2014 – That Cut Lowers to 7% July 1, 2014 Through June 30, 2015 ·      Reduction Could Continue Beyond June 2015 If Sufficient New Federal Funding … Continue reading

Sacramento Business Journal: Medi-Cal rate cuts could hit this summer

Jun 5, 2013, 7:30am PDT UPDATED: Jun 5, 2013, 8:11am PDT Medi-Cal rate cuts could hit this summer   Kathy Robertson Senior Staff Writer-Sacramento Business Journal   Dennis McCoy | Sacramento Business Journal An enthusiastic crowd of health care execs, providers, home care workers and others jammed the west side of the Capitol on Tuesday to show … Continue reading

SacBee: Doctors, hospitals, unions push to stop Medi-Cal cuts

By Annalise Mantz amantz@sacbee.com Published: Wednesday, Jun. 5, 2013 – 12:00 am | Page 3A Last Modified: Wednesday, Jun. 5, 2013 – 7:54 am Thousands of doctors, nurses, unionized health care workers and Medi-Cal patients flocked to the Capitol on Tuesday to protest possible cuts to the Medi-Cal program. Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposed budget calls for a 10 … Continue reading

California Healthline: Protesters Swarm Sacramento to Protest Medi-Cal Cuts

by David Gorn The Capitol yesterday swarmed with protesters upset about a 10% cut in reimbursements to Medi-Cal providers  that has raised concerns about the state’s ability to provide access to Medicaid beneficiaries. “Health care, especially in the hospitals, it’s not always working,” said Sonia De La Torre, a hospital worker who got on a … Continue reading

Sac Bee: Federal appeals court upholds California’s Medi-Cal rate cut

The full 9th Circuit Court of Appeals Friday upheld Gov. Jerry Brown’s 10 percent cut in payments to hospitals, doctors, pharmacists and other providers of medical care to the poor under the state Medi-Cal program. The cut, adopted by Brown and the Legislature two years ago to help balance the state budget, was nullified by … Continue reading

CDCAN: ASSEMBLY PASSES IHSS COURT SETTLEMENT BILL SB 67 THAT AUTHORIZES TEMPORARY ACROSS-THE-BOARD SERVICE HOUR CUTS TO ALL IHSS RECIPIENTS

Bill Heads Next for All But Certain Approval by Governor Brown – Legislation Would Go Into Effect Immediately ·      8% Across-The-Board Cut in Service Hours Would Begin July 1, 2013 and End June 30, 2014 Followed by 7% Across-the-Board Reduction BeginningJuly 1, 2014 Through June 30, 2015 – Temporary Cut Could Continue Indefinitely If New Federal Medicaid Money Fails To Come … Continue reading

California Healthline: Federal Ruling, State Law May Conflict

by David Gorn In 2011, the Legislature went along with the governor’s plan to cut Medi-Cal provider rates by 10%. Provider groups immediately went to the courts to stop it, saying that patient access to care would be threatened by such a severe reduction. Now the final decision rests with a federal judge. A ruling … Continue reading

CDCAN: IHSS Recipients on Temporary 8% Across-the-board Cut in Service Hours

Draft County Notice to IHSS Recipients on Temporary 8% Across-the-board Cut in Service Hours to IHSS Recipients California State Budget: DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES RELEASES DRAFT COUNTY NOTICES TO IHSS RECIPIENTS ON TEMPORARY 8% ACROSS-THE-BOARD CUTS IN HOURS ·      Draft “All County Notice” and Draft Attachments When Finalized Will Be Official Notice to Counties on the … Continue reading

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