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Access at Issue in Provider Cut
California Healthline

A new Assembly bill would exempt one type of skilled-nursing provider from state-imposed Medi-Cal reimbursement cuts. The 10% reduction is being challenged in federal court and has not taken effect. The new bill, AB 900 by Assembly member Luis Alejo (D-Salinas), would exempt hospital-based, acute-care skilled nursing facilities from the cut. Other providers could be included in the legislation, but so far the bill deals only with one kind of provider.