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Get Ready for Sunshine: Phase 1 Registration Begins June 1

CMS will soon allow physicians and teaching hospitals to review Sunshine (Open Payments) disclosures from industry about payments and other transfers of value made to them during the reporting period. Phase 1 registration begins on June 1, 2014.

Brown’s Budget May Revision Increases Medi-Cal Spending But Does Not Reverse Provider Reimbursement Cuts

Governor Jerry Brown released his revised $156.2 billion budget plan in May 2014. While Brown’s proposal would take the bulk of an unexpected state tax revenue windfall to cover vastly expanded enrollment in the state's Medi-Cal program, the revised budget does not reverse the 10% Medi-Cal reimbursement cuts imposed in 2011.