SAN FRANCISCO - A Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals panel on Jan. 9 reversed a decision affirming a preliminary injunction prohibiting the California Department of Health Care Service (DHCS) from implementing Medicaid reimbursement rate reductions, saying the lower court erroneously interpreted the statute governing the reimbursements (Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital, et al. v. Toby Douglas, No. 09-17633, 9th Cir.; 2014 U.S. App. LEXIS 449).