California is attempted to solve a budget deficit by cutting programs, and in-home care workers would have received a $2 hourly wage cut beginning July 1. A federal judge blocked the wage cut. In-home care workers in California will maintain their present wage level. (Source)
The salary cut would have saved the state $98 million in 2009 and 2010.
In other provider news, the Supreme Court ruled that California’s Medicaid providers may challenge the state’s proposed cuts to provider fees, upholding a federal court’s ruling.