Partner Robert Leventhal was quoted in a San Francisco Chronicle
article, “SF Court Reverses Approval on Lowered Medi-Cal Outpatient Rates
,” covering a 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decision overturning a reduction in Medi-Cal reimbursement rates to California hospitals for outpatient services during the recession.
Leventhal, who represented 57 hospitals in a challenge to the temporary rate reduction, said the ruling could affect future Medi-Cal payments as well.
“This case sets a standard for what has to be taken into account” in setting payment levels to hospitals for outpatient services for Medi-Cal patients, he said.