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Judge orders halt to planned freeze of Medi-Cal reimbursements
Sacramento Bee

The state was ordered Friday by a Sacramento federal judge not to go forward with a planned freeze of Medi-Cal reimbursements to hospitals for inpatient care.

A bill passed by the Legislature in October as part of the budget package froze reimbursements at the lesser of rates paid on Jan. 1, 2010, or July 1, 2010. That meant California hospitals would cease getting regular rate hikes tied to costs.

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