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State budget may push Kern Valley Hospital to the brink
Kern Valley Sun

The prospect that Kern Valley Hospital could become another casualty in the country’s worst economic downturn since the Great Depression is more than a remote possibility, according to Kern Valley Healthcare District CEO Tim McGlew. If State lawmakers and Governor Jerry Brown have their way, it will be a certainty. The Budget Act of 2011, signed by Governor Brown on March 24, includes a reduction to Medi-Cal reimbursement rates for SNFs that are distinct parts of hospitals.

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