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CHA Commends State’s Decision to Exempt Rural Hospitals from Some Medi-Cal Cuts
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The following statement is being issued by C. Duane Dauner, President/CEO, California Hospital Association: The California Hospital Association (CHA) commends the decision by the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) and HHS Secretary Diana Dooley to partially exempt rural hospital-based skilled-nursing facilities from looming Medi-Cal payment cuts.

This announcement will protect the state’s most vulnerable patients who live in rural areas by sparing these hospitals from previously-announced 25 percent or greater cuts, and halting a rate freeze based on 2008-09 payment levels.