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.
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“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.