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Health Care Providers Announce Lawsuit to Stop Medi-Cal Budget Cuts

Tuesday, May 6, 2008 General News J E 4
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Audio Press Briefing Monday, May 5 at 1pm



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WHO: A coalition of health care providers will host an audio press briefing to announce the filing of a lawsuit to prevent the scheduled 10 percent cut in Medi-Cal reimbursement rates from taking effect on July 1, 2008. Coalition members include:

California Medical Association (CMA)

California Hospital Association (CHA)

California Dental Association (CDA)

California Association for Adult Day Services (CAADS)

American College of Emergency Physicians, Cal. Chapter (Cal/ACEP)

California Pharmacists Association (CPhA)

California Association of Public Hospitals and Health Systems (CAPH)



WHAT: The audio press briefing will give members of the news media an opportunity to more fully understand the risks that all Californians will face in accessing vital health care services if the Medi-Cal rate cuts are allowed to take effect.



Speakers will include attorneys representing the coalition members as well as health care providers who will address the specific impacts that the Medi-Cal cuts will have on patients.



WHEN: May 5, 2008 - 1 pm



WHERE: 1-800-860-2442 (Ask for Medi-Cal Lawsuit Press Briefing)



/PRNewswire-USNewswire - May 5/



SOURCE California Hospital Association
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