What They’re Watching: Bill Barcellona, America’s Physician Groups
In this edition of “What They’re Watching,” Bill Barcellona, Executive Vice President of Government Affairs for America’s Physician Groups, describes his vision for a statewide, accessible provider registry through which stakeholders can see where providers are located and which payors they’re contracted with.
“From there, we can create the supply curve to match the demand curve, which is what we always talk about in health policy, is the demand side of it. I want to focus on the supply side.”
He explains that COVID-19 brought to light the inadequacy of California’s current provider network, namely due to “complex contractual relationships” that prevented the open sharing of provider information. He hopes that this much-needed provider registry can be achieved in 2023.