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How Hospital Transformed Care Model in Tough Economy
California Healthline

Six years ago, disaster loomed for San Mateo Medical Center, as it did for most county hospitals in California. In 2005, California used a waiver granted by CMS to make sweeping changes to the process hospitals used to get reimbursed for treating beneficiaries of Medi-Cal, California’s Medicaid program. The new system shifted funding responsibilities for Medi-Cal inpatient hospital payments from the state general fund to the hospitals.