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Bill creating public disclosure requirements advances

Emily Viles | Jul 17, 2019 | California

What They're Watching: Joel Gray, Anthem Blue Cross

Emily Boerger | Jul 12, 2019 | California

California's surprise billing legislation stalled for the year

Emily Boerger | Jul 12, 2019 | California

Assemblymember David Chiu announced on Wednesday that California’s surprise billing legislation is stalled for the year. The bill, AB 1611, was set to be heard in the Senate Health Committee on Wednesday afternoon but was pulled by Chiu, who introduced the bill.   AB 1611 would have protected privately-insured patients from...[ Read More ]

Senate Health Committee discusses mental health services fund for county jails

Laura Lundberg | Jul 11, 2019 | California

On Wednesday, the California State Senate Health Committee held a hearing for a series of measures. One of the measures was SB 665: “The Mental Health Services Fund: county jails.” The bill aims to give individuals in county jails better access to mental health services and treatments they may need...[ Read More ]

Covered California announces average 0.8% preliminary rate change in individual market

| Jul 11, 2019 | California

Covered California unveiled its preliminary rates for the upcoming 2020 coverage year, revealing how consumers will benefit from new state initiatives, and announced that a major carrier will be expanding into new areas and providing consumers with more choice.     The preliminary average rate change for California’s individual market...[ Read More ]

5 Things California: Dustin Corcoran, Topical Agenda, Identity MSO

Emily Boerger | Jul 3, 2019 | California

Happy 4th of July! In this edition of 5 Things We’re Watching we have an interview with Sonya Araiza of Identity MSO, coverage of last week’s Assembly Health Committee meeting, and a rundown on federal legislation that looks to reduce out-of-pocket health care costs. DJ will be back for the...[ Read More ]

Spotlight: Sonya Araiza, CEO Identity MSO

Emily Viles | Jul 3, 2019 | California

Identity MSO strives for physicians, hospitals, and payers to work together for the patient. The management services organization has been supporting health care providers within Ventura County since 2013 and has partnered with Dignity Health.  In this interview, I speak to Sonya Araiza, CEO of Identity MSO. During our conversation...[ Read More ]

Topical Agenda for the 2019 Los Angeles Conference is now available!

Laura Lundberg | Jul 2, 2019 | California

The Topical Agenda for our 2019 Los Angeles State of Reform Policy Conference on September 18th is now available! Our agenda is built with input from stakeholders across all silos in Californian health care. We’ll be exploring policy and politics in healthcare, measuring the costs of market consolidation, discussing lessons from behavioral...[ Read More ]

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