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.
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, […]
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.
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 […]
It is a little known fact that California is one of a handful of states that prohibits the direct employment of doctors by hospitals.
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.
California Sutter Health System Update Anthem Blue Cross (“Anthem”) and Sutter Health System Medical Groups (“Sutter Medical Groups”) have been engaged in negotiations for several months to reach reasonable reimbursement rates and contractual terms that are beneficial to both organizations. Unfortunately, Sutter Health will be terminating its participating hospital/provider contract with Anthem Blue Cross (“Anthem”), […]