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East Bay Health Care Providers Urge Lawmakers to Halt Devastating Medi-Cal Payment Cuts
PR Newswire

Citing devastating impacts on California’s most vulnerable patients, local hospital leaders joined with physicians and health care workers in Alameda County today to urge state officials to halt pending Medi-Cal payment cuts. The cuts stem from legislation originally enacted by the passage of AB 97 in 2011. Although the payment reductions amount to a 10 percent cut for doctors and most other providers, the cuts are much deeper – averaging 25 percent or greater – for hospital-based skilled-nursing facilities.