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Calif. providers see long fight over Medicaid pay
Modern Physician

Some California healthcare providers first reacted positively to Gov. Jerry Brown’s $98 billion budget proposal, which called for the state to contribute an additional $350 million to Medi-Cal, the state’s Medicaid program. But a closer look also showed that Brown is going forward with a plan to cut healthcare provider payments by 10%.

The cuts—which apply to physicians, clinics, nursing facilities, optometrists, therapists, laboratories, dental care, durable mental equipment and pharmacies—were approved by the CMS in October 2011, but have been blocked by court injunctions.