Calif. Physicians Ask Supreme Court To Halt Medicaid Cuts

Law360, Los Angeles (September 27, 2013, 4:08 PM EDT) -- A group representing California physicians has filed a petition asking the U.S. Supreme Court to review a Ninth Circuit ruling that allows the state to implement cuts to provider reimbursement rates for its Medicaid program, arguing the court improperly deferred to a federal agency.

In a writ of certiorari request filed Sept. 20, the California Medical Association and others allege that state and federal officials didn't fully review cost data before proceeding with an across-the-board Medi-Cal rate cut of 10 percent. If they had, the groups...
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