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Medi-Cal drops drastic rate cuts


SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Medicaid officials in California have agreed to implement a fee schedule for DME based on 80% of Medicare’s rural rates, VGM reports.

Providers feel burned in California

Under a proposal, Medi-Cal reimbursement for an oxygen concentrator would drop to $55.19

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – California’s Medicaid program, Medi-Cal, may find itself in a bind for HME providers if a drastic reimbursement cut goes through as planned, say industry stakeholders.

Bid program would save Medi-Cal millions, OIG says


WASHINGTON – Medi-Cal, California’s Medicaid program, could have saved $3.9 million on standard power wheelchairs, oxygen systems and oxygen concentrators in 2011 by using a competitive bidding program, the Office of Inspector General (OIG) has found.

Medi-Cal squeezes providers


SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Medi-Cal, California's Medicaid program, is less and less of a viable business for providers, they say.

Another potential Medicaid nightmare

Monday, May 24, 2010

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger this month issued a revised state budget for 2010-11 that proposes capping spending for DME, even power wheelchairs, to about $1,800 per Medi-Cal recipient per year.

Dodged a bullet

Thursday, August 27, 2009

It looks like rehab providers in California dodged a bullet. AAHomecare reported this week that the state's Medicaid program, Medi-Cal, no longer plans to contract out manual wheelchairs.