The Press-Enterprise published an interesting article on the shrinking provider network offered by Covered California. It states that many physicians are listed in their network but in fact are not participating in it. Low reimbursement rates are cited as one of the leading reasons for non-participation.
My recommendation to those enrolling in Covered California, or any insurance plan for that matter, is to check with your physician’s office directly to determine what carriers they accept.
Merry Christmas to you and yours!