Calif. Officials Quiet on Effects of Medi-Cal Rate Cuts
The California Department of Health Care Services in its June request for federal approval to reduce Medi-Cal reimbursement rates by 10% said it would study the effects of the cuts on beneficiaries' access to medical care. Medi-Cal is California's Medicaid program. However, DHCS remains tight-lipped about its findings and recently rejected a Public Records Act request by the Sacramento Bee to obtain access to study. Health care providers have warned that the proposed cuts would discourage them from accepting Medi-Cal patients.
- "California Seeks Federal OK for Cuts in Medi-Cal Provider Rates" (Yamamura, Sacramento Bee, 9/18).