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Bill Would Require Insurers to Update Provider Directories

After reports of inaccurate provider directories, a California state senator and three advocacy groups are hoping to require insurers to keep their doctor lists up to date.

State Sen. Ed Hernandez (D-West Covina) proposed a bill late last month that would require health plans to update their lists weekly and post them to their website, specifying whether in-network doctors are accepting new patients and what languages the providers speak.