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Cuts in Medicaid payments take effect in SC

Jul 11, 2011 11:56:00 AM - thestate.com
Doctors and hospitals are getting less money for treating Medicaid patients.

The Post and Courier of Charleston reported the latest cuts in the Medicaid program took effect Monday.

Payments to doctors from the state and federally funded health care program for the poor and disabled is being cut by up to 7 percent.

The Department of Health and Human Services thinks the reductions will save the state $125 million.

It's the second reduction in three months. A 3 percent cut took effect in April.

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