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California Measure Would Prevent Cuts To Hospital-Based Nursing Care

Efforts to stop California’s across-the-board cut to Medi-Cal provider payments did not make it into the state budget agreement. But one bill moving through the legislature would stop those cuts to some nursing facilities. The bill would prevent the state from reducing payments to nursing facilities within hospitals. The Medi-Cal cuts were approved two years ago but were held up in court until now. Proponents of the bill said the impending cuts would reduce hospital nursing ward payments by 25 percent.