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Reimbursement Fight Looms For Hospital
Oakdale Leader

In an attempt to fight off cuts that could severely hamper the hospital’s operation, Oak Valley Hospital Chief Executive Officer John Friel urged a letter writing campaign to elected officials to block a proposed bill. On June 30, the California Department of Health Care Services submitted a State Plan Amendment (SPA) that seeks authorization to reduce Medi-Cal reimbursement rates for certain facilities by 10 percent of 2008-2009 rates.