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Judge blocks Medi-Cal rate cuts to providers
Sacramento Business Journal

A federal judge has blocked California’s attempt to cut Medi-Cal rates to doctors, dentists, pharmacists and other Medi-Cal providers by 10 percent. U.S. District Court Judge Christina Snyder granted a preliminary injunction Tuesday that prohibits the state from implementing the cut, which is part of a budget fix adopted by the California Legislature last March. In twin rulings in December, the same judge tossed California’s 10 percent cuts in Medi-Cal fees to pharmacies and skilled nursing units inside hospitals.