Group of Medical Professionals Files Lawsuit Over Medi-Cal Cuts in CA

LOS ANGELES (AP) – A coalition of medical professionals has filed a lawsuit against Medicaid administrators over the approval of broad cuts to the program known as Medi-Cal in California. In a lawsuit filed Monday in U.S. District Court, trade associations for medical professionals say the approved 10 percent cuts to reimbursement rates for Medi-Cal didn’t go through appropriate legal channels. The cuts approved last month by the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services include a 10 percent reduction to payments for outpatient services for doctors, clinics, optometrists, dental services, medical equipment and pharmacies. The cuts would save the state’s general fund $623 million. The suit was filed by The California Medical Association, the California Dental Association, the California Pharmacists Association and the National Association of Chain Drug Stores.

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One Response

  1. Perhaps if the medical profession would reduce their over inflated costs, then the cut in medi-cal would not hurt. Money is just not there. So everyone has to tighten their belts and make due. I have insurance and I cannot really afford the cost of going to the doctor, purchasing medications, let alone have a serious medical condition. Everytime I hear the medical industry calling poor, then turning around and building massive structures, and nickle and dimeing everyone, it is hard to be sympathetic. It is cheaper to die.

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