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Medi-Cal cuts to hit nursing homes hard
San Francisco Chronicle

A specific type of nursing home — one that devotes some of its beds to hospital care — is being particularly hard hit by the looming state Medi-Cal cuts. These are homes to some of the oldest, sickest residents in the state. While Medi-Cal reimbursements to doctors, hospitals and pharmacists are being cut by 10 percent, these so-called “distinct part skilled nursing facilities” are facing cuts of up to 30 percent off the current rates.