News and Media
The Office of the Patient Advocate wants to keep you informed about important health care research and 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.
OPA Insider Vol. 1, Issue 1 Welcome to OPA's first newsletter! Our newsletter will keep our partners, stakeholders, and interested consumers updated on OPA's important projects and initiatives, as well as upcoming events. View the OPA Insider (pdf) or the html version.
Press Releases and Announcements
Annual Complaint Data Report Released! View the Health Care Complaint Data Report (PDF) about complaints closed in 2016.
New 2017-18 Health Care Quality Report Cards The 2017-18 edition of the Health Care Quality Report Cards are now available! Read the Press Release (PDF)
2017-18 Report Card Preview Webinar Presentation on the upcoming changes to the 2017-18 Report Card. Webinar Slides (PDF)
New Medicare ratings! The 2016-17 Medical Group - Medicare Report Card was just released. Search by county or group name to see the ratings. View the announcement (PDF).
Health Care Complaint Data Report just released! OPA's Annual Complaint Data Report to the Legislature is now available. View the Complaint Data Report for Measurement Year 2015 (PDF).
Annual Health Care Quality Report Cards just released! Find new health plan and medical group quality ratings. Cost ratings also available for commercial medical groups. Read the press release (PDF). View the 2016-17 Report Cards...
Updates to OPA's upcoming Quality Report Cards - View the Summary of Changes to the 2016-17 Edition of the OPA Health Care Quality Report Cards Document(PDF) or Webinar recording.
OPA's new Annual Health Care Complaint Data Report is now available! View the Baseline Report to the Legislature for Measurement Year 2014 (PDF).
Now available for the first time: Cost ratings for medical groups! Read the press release... View the updated Medical Group Report Card by county...
New Medical Group - Medicare Report Card added! Find quality ratings for Medicare Advantage medical groups...
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.
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...
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