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San Diego doctors win long campaign for higher Medicare pay

San Diego doctors win long campaign for higher Medicare pay

San Diego area doctors seldom complain to their patients about low Medicare pay. But for two long decades, many have complained bitterly to each other. That’s because an old and complex federal formula reimburses physicians here as if they were practicing in “rural” areas, and assumes their costs of rent and staff are low, resembling those in Fresno or El ... Read More »

San Diego hotel fee challenge can continue, judge rules

San Diego hotel fee challenge can continue, judge rules

The city and its Tourism Marketing District failed to persuade a judge to throw out a three-year-old lawsuit challenging a hotel fee used to promote San Diego’s tourism industry. Superior Court Judge Joel Wohlfeil ruled that the nonprofit group San Diegans for Open Government has the right to sue over City Council’s 2012 renewal of a 2 percent assessment levied ... Read More »

Judge weighs challenge to San Diego tourism payments

Judge weighs challenge to San Diego tourism payments

A Superior Court judge will soon decide if a nonprofit group has the right to challenge whether certain payments from hotel owners can be used to promote San Diego’s tourism industry. Judge Joel Wohlfeil will hear arguments Wednesday in a case that pits San Diegans for Open Government against the city and the San Diego Tourism Marketing District. The arguments ... Read More »

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