Court Defeat Could Open Door to Medicaid Doctor Pay Cuts

An appeals court ruling allowing California to cut Medicaid payments could provide other states more freedom to pursue similar reductions, observers said. A panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Dec. 13 that California may slash pay by 10% to doctors, pharmacists and others who serve low-income patients under Medi-Cal, the state’s Medicaid program.

Read the full story: