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ID:

18

Date:

2006-11-07

Headline:

Federal Medicaid & Medicare officials deny higher reimbursement rate for psychiatric unit, which plans cutbacks

Reporter's name:

Sandy Kleffman

Delay/denial:

No

Lawsuit:

No

Fees:

No

Media outlet:

Contra Costa Times

City:

Martinez, CA

Summary:

The U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services told Contra Costa County, Calif., officials that it would deny an exemption that would have provided the county higher rates for its hospitalized psychiatric patients at Contra Costa Regional Medical Center, the Contra Costa Times reported, citing information obtained under FOIA. Soon after the exemption was rejected, the county announced plans to reduce to the number of psychiatric beds at the hospital from 43 to 23. County officials denied the loss of higher rate reimbursements triggered the decision to eliminate beds.


Agencies:

HHS

States:

CA

Categories:

health care


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