Clinics Challenge Calif. Medicaid Outpatient Rate Cuts

Law360, New York (April 9, 2012, 5:44 PM EDT) -- Health care clinics sued the California Department of Health Care Services in federal court on Thursday, claiming the state's new adult day health care program reimburses federally qualified health centers for services at rates well below those mandated by federal Medicaid law.

The plaintiffs, led by the California Primary Care Association, says the DHCS' Community-Based Adult Services program — a benefit of the state's Medicare and Medicaid program, Medi-Cal — reimburses federally qualified health centers that are also licensed adult day health care providers at the...
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