Wednesday, February 17, 2010

L.A. County Slashes Doctors' Reimbursement Rate - L.A. Times Article

Here is a recent Los Angeles Times article regarding Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors' vote to reduce the amount that L.A. County reimburses fees for patients' first three days of care at private hospitals under the California Physician Services for Indigents Program from 29% to 18% effective July 1, 2010. This is a result of state funding cuts which flow downhill.

This Program is funded through surtax on cigarettes and tobacco products; and provides funding to hospitals, physicians and community clinics based on uncompensated care provided to individuals not eligible for Medical Services Initiative (Medi-Cal) or any other government-funded program.

This rate cut will adversely effect emergency room doctors and on-call specialists who treat poor, uninsured patients at private hospitals in Los Angeles County. It could also lead private hospitals to close emergency rooms and send more patients to crowded county hospitals:

L.A. County slashes doctors' reimbursement rate -

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