Davis Announces $27.5M Increase in Medi-Cal Funding for Skilled Nursing Facilities
As part of his Aging with Dignity initiative, Gov. Gray Davis (D) Wednesday announced that the Department of Health Services has secured a $27.5 million increase in Medi-Cal reimbursement funding for publicly operated skilled nursing facilities. The funding, which is retroactive to Aug. 1, will provide an estimated $17.5 million for Laguna Honda Hospital and San Francisco General Hospital; $2.6 million for San Mateo County General Hospital; $2.2 million for Edgemoor Geriatric Hospital in San Diego County; $1.9 million for Alameda County Medical Center; $1.7 million for High Desert Hospital in Los Angeles County; and $650,000 for Natividad Medical Center in Monterey County (Office of the Governor release, 12/12).This is part of the California Healthline Daily Edition, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.