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California Hospital Association seeks court injunction to stop Medi-Cal cuts
Healthcare Finance News

The California Hospital Association last week petitioned a federal district court to grant a preliminary injunction against California’s Medicaid program, called Medi-Cal, to prevent it from making 10 percent reimbursement cuts primarily affecting hospital-based skilled nursing facilities.

The cuts, proposed earlier this year by the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS), were aimed at helping the state close broad budget deficits. In all, Medi-Cal cuts were projected to save California $623 million.