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Breakthrough Deal for Nursing Facilities
California Healthline

State officials yesterday agreed to a deal that will reverse the 10% Medi-Cal provider reimbursement cut for hospital-based, distinct-part skilled nursing facilities. The reversal was tucked into the language of SB 239 by Sen. Ed Hernandez (D-West Covina), the bill to extend the hospital quality assurance fee. That bill yesterday cleared the Assembly Committee on Health with a unanimous vote, and is headed to the Legislature floor for votes over the next two days.