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Injunction sought against Calif. Medicaid rate cuts
Modern Healthcare

Legal battles over California Medicaid rate cuts continue. The California Hospital Association went to court to ask a federal judge to prevent retroactive Medicaid cuts for hospital-based skilled-nursing services. The trade group on Nov. 1 filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles after the CMS approved California’s plan to cut Medi-Cal rates for non-acute care. The most recent action seeks a preliminary injunction against rate cuts (PDF) the association said would reach 23% to 28%.