Dr. Mark Dressner says California’s public exchange need to act now to keep physicians in the networks.
Dressner, president of the California Academy of Family Physicians, said doctors who treat Covered California exchange plan patients feel confused, frustrated and poorly paid.
“We have never received such an outpouring of complaints about plans’ contracting strategies,” Dressner writes in a letter included in a Covered California board meeting packet.
Members of the Covered California board met in Sacramento today.
The state-based exchange has faced some Web glitches, but the carriers selling qualified health plans through the exchange already have attracted about 1 million enrollees.
Many of the enrollees already are using plan coverage to see doctors.