Some California exchange plan doctors say they have no idea how they got into new exchange plan provider networks, and others say they were drafted.
The California Medical Association gives a glimpse of what physicians are thinking about the Covered California qualified health plans in a report on a recent member survey that attracted responses from 2,337 medical practices.
California is running its Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act exchange as a state-based exchange. The exchange included a copy of the CMA survey results in a board meeting packet.
About 50 percent of the doctors participating in the CMA survey said they were in a QHP network, and 21 percent said they were not sure whether they were in a QHP network or not.
Thirty-six percent of the providers said they got into the QHP networks through some kind of voluntary, active process.
Thirty-seven percent said they got into the QHP game when a network they were already doing business with automatically opted them into QHP networks under the same terms that apply to their base commercial plan contracts.