News Headlines Article

Governor signs bill to boost oversight of narrow provider networks
Los Angeles Business Journal

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation to boost oversight of so-called “narrow networks” and other business practices that affect timely access to care.

Senate Bill 964 by state Sen. Ed Hernandez requires the California Department of Managed Health Care to review Medi-Cal managed-care plans and plans sold through Covered California annually for compliance with standards related to timely access, network adequacy, continuity of care and quality management.