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Covered California Update for Providers; 1/8 Contracting/Reimbursement Seminar and Provider Guides Available


In 2010, Congress passed historic sweeping health care legislation, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), which reformed the individual and small group health insurance markets and, beginning in 2014, will provide health insurance to much of the nation's uninsured. Under the ACA, two-thirds of California's uninsured may be covered by private insurance through a health insurance exchange purchasing pool. California's exchange, Covered California, began enrollment on October 1, 2013 – with coverage beginning on January 1, 2014.

SFMS/CMA has developed several resources to help educate physicians on the exchange and ensure that they are aware of important issues related to exchange plan contracting.

January Seminar: The Positives & Perils of Contracting

Learn about the risks and benefits of Covered California products that make them significantly different than the current commercial products under which physicians provide care.

January 8, 2014
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Morrissey Hall, St. Mary's Medical Center

Brett Johnson, JD, MPH, CMA's Associate Director for Medical and Regulatory Policy will address issues regarding reimbursement rates offered through the Covered California products and provide tips on payor contracts.

Complimentary lunch and validated parking provided by St. Mary's Medical Center. Event open to all physicians and medical office staff. RSVP is required.


On Demand Webinars

Additionally, SFMS/CMA members and their office staff have access to complimentary on demand webinars about Covered California. Simply click on the links below to learn more about the health benefits exchange.

SFMS/CMA has developed several resources to help educate members on the exchange and issues related to exchange plan contracting.

SFMS can provide you with educational materials to distribute to patients who ask for information about Covered California. If you are interested in receiving resources for your office, please contact Ariel Young at or (415) 561-0850 x200.

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