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Proposed DME payment cuts in California

This article was originally published in The Gray Sheet

Executive Summary

State legislature budget conference committee meeting slated for the week of June 2 could ensure elimination of a proposal by California Gov. Gray Davis (D) to end Medi-Cal coverage for medical supplies and durable medical equipment. The state Senate and Assembly budget committees rejected the proposed cuts on May 28 and May 27, respectively, retaining roughly $209.7 mil. in funding for Medi-Cal optional benefits. Device industry and patient groups have been vocal in opposition to the proposal. However, some or all of the cuts could still be reintroduced, according to state Senate staffers...

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