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Proposed cuts threaten Barton skilled nursing facility
Tahoe Daily Tribune

Barton Memorial Hospital’s Skilled Nursing Facility faces capacity reductions — and possible closure — if a California bill making its way through the legislature doesn’t pass.

Assembly Bill 900 would reverse cuts to Medi-Cal reimbursement for skilled nursing facilities proposed in another bill, AB 97. The planned budget reductions would affect hospitals in rural communities throughout the state, Barton Health Vice President of Ancillary Services Mary Bittner said.