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Will Twin Medi-Cal Cuts Affect Access?
California Healthline

Reimbursement rates dropped Jan. 1 for Medi-Cal primary care providers in two ways: A provision of the Affordable Care Act temporarily set primary care reimbursement rates at Medicare levels, significantly higher than Medicaid payments. The increase lasted two years and expired on Jan. 1. A state reduction in Medi-Cal reimbursement for primary care providers hit on the same day. The 10% rate cut, approved by the California Legislature in 2011, was held up while the matter was thrashed out in court.