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.

CAHP Issues Statement On Governor’s 2021-2022 State Budget Proposal

CAHP President and CEO Charles Bacchi today issued a statement in response to Gov. Gavin Newsom’s release of the 2021-22 state budget proposal.

CAHP Issues Statement on New DMHC, OSHPD Appointments

CAHP today applauded Governor Newsom’s selections of Mary Watanabe as Director of the Department of Managed Health Care (DMHC) and Elizabeth Landsberg as Director of the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD).

California Association of Health Plans Statement in Response to Today’s Signing of Behavioral Health Legislation

In response to Governor Gavin Newsom’s signing of legislation focused on behavioral health care today, the California Association of Health Plans (CAHP) released this statement.

CAHP Statement on the California State Legislature’s Approval of SB 855 (Wiener)

The California Association of Health Plans today released a statement regarding the approval of SB 855 by the California State Legislature on Sunday.

CAHP Statement: California Association of Health Plans on Senate Bill 855 (Wiener)

The California Association of Health Plans today released a statement in response to Senate Bill 855 by Senator Scott Wiener following the bill’s passage by the Assembly Health Committee.

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