|Budget Issue:||Defer institutional provider payments.|
|Program:||Department of Health Care Services: Medi-Cal|
|Finding or Recommendation:||Deny the Governor's request to defer institutional provider payments in the current year because the implicit cost of this deferral is too high due to the prompt pay penalty. The Legislature may wish to consider this option at a later time in the budget year when it is unlikely that the state would face such a penalty.|
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