News & Media
The Office of the Patient Advocate wants to keep you informed about important health care news. This page includes OPA's press releases and an archive of updates posted to the "What's New" section on OPA's home page.
Current and Archived News & Media
OPA Director Elizabeth Abbott has been reappointed by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners as a consumer liaison representative for 2016. View the NAIC press release...
OPA's Medical Group Report Card helped California earn the top grade from the Health Care Incentives Improvement Institute for transparency of physician quality information. View the HCI3 press release... View the report (PDF)...
New Quality Report Cards - The 2015-16 Edition of the Health Care Quality Report Cards is now online. View the Report Cards... Read the press release...
Presentation is now available from the August 25th Stakeholder Briefing on Health Care Quality Report Cards. View PDF...
OPA Director Elizabeth Abbott was named by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) as a consumer liaison representative for 2015. View the NAIC news release...
RFP 14-H01 Public Reporting on Health Care Quality - Notice of Intent to Award
10.23.2014 (This RFP is now closed.)
New Funding Opportunity: Interested parties can review the Public Reporting on Health Care Quality RFP (14-H01) at bidsync.com.
The 2014-15 Edition of the Health Care Quality Report Cards is now online! View the press release (also in Spanish) and highlights. Explore the new Report Cards...
Webinar: Health Care Quality Report Cards - 2014-15 Edition. View the stakeholder briefing presentation PDF or watch a webinar recording (click "Use Java" if you don't want to install WebEx).
New Patient Advocate: OPA welcomes Elizabeth Abbott as its new Director!
OPA has a refocused statutory charge. Learn more....
OPA has a new webpage on Financial Assistance with Hospital Bills.
OPA has a new webpage on How to Avoid and Report Health Insurance Scams.
The 2014 Edition of OPA's Health Care Quality Report Cards is now available! The Report Cards have quality scores for health plans and over 200 medical groups. View the press release... (Spanish) (Chinese)
Today's Webinar: Health Care Quality Report Card - 2014 Edition. Find information about today's stakeholder briefing.
Covered California is now open! Find this new health insurance marketplace at www.coveredca.com or call customer service at 1-800-300-1506 for more information.
8 New Fact Sheets on health care change in California and patient rights. Download and print these useful Fact Sheets, which are available in several languages.
Covered California has a new online tool to help people compare health plans and costs. View the Shop and Compare Tool...
Job Opportunity with OPA: Health Program Specialist II. Final filing date: 9/6/2013. Learn more...
Job Opportunity with OPA: Health Program Specialist I. Final filing date: 7/16/13. Learn more...
Covered California announced its health plans and rates for 2014. Learn more...
New Patient Advocate: The Office of the Patient Advocate has a new Director. Welcome Amy Krause!
The 2013 Edition of OPA's Health Care Quality Report Cards is now available! The Report Cards have quality scores for health plans and over 200 medical groups. View the press release...
PRESS RELEASE - 2013 Health Care Quality Report Cards are a Vital Tool for Consumers Making Health Care Choices. See full press release...
New report from the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research on language assistance and limited English proficient HMO enrollees. View the report...
Covered California launched its new website at www.coveredca.com. California's new marketplace will begin selling insurance in October 2013.
The "Let's Get Healthy California" Task Force issued its final report. Find it on the Task Force webpage.