July 07, 2016
Area(s) of Interest: Access to Care Health Care Reform Advocacy
On July 1, 2016, a new law took effect that requires plans to ensure that their physician directories are accurate and up-to-date. The law (SB 137) includes multiple components aimed at providing patients with more accurate and complete information to identify which providers are in their payors' networks. The California Medical Association (CMA) has published a new guide to help physicians understand the new law, and what they need to do to avoid penalties.
The guide, "What Physicians Need to Know to Avoid Penalties Under the New Provider Directory Accuracy Law," is free to members in CMA's online resource library.