CAHP Statement: CAHP Responds to Governor’s May Budget Revise

Today, the California Association of Health Plans released the a statement in response to the Governor’s May revision of the 2022-2023 budget proposal.

ICYMI - AHIP Study Shows Hospitals, Physician Offices Hike Prescription Drug Prices

A new study published this week by America’s Health Insurance Plans finds that hospitals and physician offices are hiking prescription drug costs for patients by thousands of dollars for the same drugs that can be purchased at a specialty pharmacy.

CAHP Statement: CAHP Welcomes New Covered California Executive Director, Thanks Outgoing Leader Peter Lee

California Association of Health Plans President and CEO Charles Bacchi today issued a statement congratulating outgoing Executive Director Peter Lee on his decade of service at Covered California and welcoming new Covered California Executive Director Jessica Altman.

CAHP Issues Statement on Governor’s 2022-2023 State Budget Proposal

CAHP today issued the following statement in response to Gov. Gavin Newsom’s release of the 2022-23 state budget proposal.

CAHP Press Release - ICYMI - Los Angeles Times: Leaked SoCal hospital records reveal huge, automated markups for healthcare

In a recent Los Angeles Times column, David Lazarus points out a disturbing practice among hospitals in California and across the country to markup drug and treatment costs on patient bills that reach upwards of 575% to 675%. These markups are so common, they are “automatically generated by the hospital’s software…Call it institutionalized price gouging,” Lazarus says.

CAHP Statement: Covered California Announces Low 2022 Rate Change and New Expanded Financial Help Under the American Rescue Plan

Covered California today announced preliminary health insurance rates for 2022, citing an average statewide rate change of 1.8 percent. New expanded subsidies for Covered Californian enrollees under the American Rescue Plan have lowered premiums by an average of 50 percent for hundreds of thousands of Californians--with some paying as low as one dollar in premiums per month. California Association of Health Plans President and CEO Charles Bacchi issued a statement on today’s announcement.

In Case You Missed It: Physician productivity, revenues rebounding to pre-pandemic levels: report (FierceHealthcare)

As the COVID-19 pandemic begins to ease, Fierce Healthcare has reported on a new study by Kaufman Hall finding that U.S. physician groups are seeing signs of financial recovery as their performance metrics return to near pre-pandemic levels in the first quarter of 2021. The new study suggests an end to the volatility driven by COVID-19 that hit physician practices last year, according to Fierce Healthcare.

CAHP Statement: CAHP Announces Two New Hires New Director of Regulatory Affairs and Director of State Medicaid Policy Join the CAHP Team

CAHP today announced that two new staff members have joined their team. Anete Millers will serve as Director of Regulatory Affairs and Ashley Kirk as Director of State Medicaid Policy.

The California Association of Health Plans Respond to Governor’s May Budget Revise

Today, the California Association of Health Plans released a statement in response to the Governor’s May revision of the 2021-2022 budget proposal.

In Case You Missed It: COVID Testing Has Turned Into a Financial Windfall for Hospitals and Other Providers

As the COVID-19 crisis continues, California Healthline has reported on how hospitals and other medical providers are charging astronomical prices for COVID-19 testing.

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