The Sutter providers will mostly benefit counties where Blue Cross is expanding their coverage in the North Bay, East Bay, and Central Valley. A few counties in the Central Valley and most of Southern California will only be offered the Blue Cross HMO plans that do not include the Blue Card Program. Of course, Blue Cross offers additional EPO plans off-exchange, direct from Anthem, with a few extra plan designs that are not offered through Covered California.
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Sutter Health Plus Modest Rate Increase for 2021
California is broken into 19 different rating regions. Sutter Health Plus HMO plans are offered in 9 of those regions. The least expensive rates – based on the Bronze plan for a 40-year-old individual – are in the Sacramento, El Dorado, Placer, Yolo counties service area. The most expensive are found in Santa Clara County, 15.92% higher than the Sacramento region.
Sutter Health Plus Expansion in Santa Clara County
Sutter Health Plus is expanding its service area to include 15 new ZIP codes in Santa Clara County effective Jan. 1, 2020. access to care for members in the South Bay who live or work in Santa Clara County, primarily around San Jose
Sutter Health Plus Estimated Cost Schedule and Plans for 2020
Sutter Health Plus has added a schedule of estimated costs for many routine health care services similar to the Kaiser Permanente fee schedule. They have also released their individual and family health plans that are available in parts of the Bay Area and Sacramento region. For individuals and families with High Deductible Health Plans, it […]
Comparing California Health Insurance Companies
The Department of Managed Health Care (DMHC), who regulates most of the individual and family plans offered through Covered California, has developed a website to allow consumers to compare health insurance companies. The Health Plan Dashboard website does not assign any performance review ratings. But it does give consumers a high level view of some of the data collect on the health plans such as enrollment, complaints, and enforcement actions for medical, dental, and vision plans.
Blue Shield accuses Sutter Health of price gouging
Sutter Health patients love their doctors. Blue Shield of California has created a small public relations nightmare with their members when they announced that they would be dropping Sutter Health from their network of providers in 2015. To combat the image that Blue Shield is the bad guy in this battle of corporate health care titans, […]
Sutter hospitals happy to increase health care costs with double billing
But with the announcement that Sutter Hospital will pay $46 million to settle a lawsuit that alleged they were double billing for anesthesia services during surgeries, you have to wonder how much hospitals, in an attempt to recoup the expenses of unpaid Emergency Room care, are gaming the complexity of the billing code system to pad their bottom line.
Brothers and Sisters of Mercy
A non-profit is started with someone who has a passion for the cause, a population that needs help, and a vacuum for services that needs to be filled. The mission of a non-profit is challenged when the recipients are camera shy, volunteers are hard to come by and donors can’t understand the need. God will […]
California hospitals prohibited from hiring doctors
It is a little known fact that California is one of a handful of states that prohibits the direct employment of doctors by hospitals.
Partnerships helping seniors stay close to home: Eskaton, Sutter PACE, HUD
It is vital that communities find a way to create and sustain affordable senior housing and programs. Seniors contribute in so many different ways from volunteering at local schools, being role models and mentors for children and adding to the tapestry we call community.