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Medi-Cal cuts will rattle nursing homes
San Francisco Business Times

The government giveth, and the government taketh away, as Bay Area hospitals and nursing homes are discovering. The federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services late last week OK’d Gov. Jerry Brown’s request to allow the Golden State to slash Medi-Cal payments to nursing homes and sub-acute hospital units by an average of 10 percent off their 2008 rates, although cuts are even steeper in some cases.