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Calif. Medicaid provider pay cut blocked again
Modern Physician

A 10% Medicaid provider pay cut called for by California Gov. Jerry Brown has been blocked again, this time by the filing of a petition for review with the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. The pay cut was approved by the CMS in October 2011 and is included in Brown’s proposed 2013-14 budget, but it had been blocked by a U.S. District Court judge’s injunction. A three-judge panel from the 9th Circuit ruled Dec. 13 that the injunction should be lifted.