May 31 • 35M

Ep. 52 - Reimbursement boost to Medi-Cal and other CA stories

Matthew and Ron discuss potential fee changes to the California Medicaid program

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Matthew Handley
Ron Howrigon
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Sacramento Hospitals | Dignity Health | dignity-health

This week on the FLATLINING Podcast, Matthew and Ron provide an update on the debt ceiling talks in Washington. Now that a tentative deal has been agreed to, what delays, if any, can providers expect from Medicare payments?

Then, a new budget deal in Sacramento may raise reimbursement for some office visits and maternity care for Medi-Cal, California’s Medicaid program. How much of an increase could physicians see and is it enough to keep doctors in-network for the program?

Plus, Democratic lawmakers there are at odds with Governor Gavin Newsom over a tax he collected but then didn’t use. Matthew and Ron break down the fight.


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Articles mentioned in this program:

California wants to increase pay for some Medi-Cal providers. How it might help patients access care - The Press Democrat

California Governor and Democratic Lawmakers at Odds Over Billions in Health Care Funds - KFF Health News