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Health Exchange Pulls Error-Ridden Physician List – Again

Doctor and Insurance BrokerAdmitting it gave some consumers bad information, California’s health insurance exchange pulled its physician directory for having too many errors. Covered California made the move late Thursday February 6 amid growing frustration among both consumers and doctors over inaccurate information about insurance networks in the state marketplace. The exchange yanked its online directory of medical providers in mid-October after acknowledging there were serious problems then with the data. It published an updated list in November. Since Obamacare policies took effect Jan. 1, many enrollees have complained that doctors won’t take their insurance even though the physicians were listed as part of their network on the state website and by their health plan according to a recent report in the Los Angeles Times.