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Thursday, October 6, 2016

 

DMHC Launches Health Plan Dashboard, Making Data & Information More Transparent, Accessible

(Sacramento) – The Department of Managed Health Care (DMHC) today launched the Health Plan Dashboard, an online tool to make health plan data more transparent and accessible to the public.

“The DMHC is excited to launch the Health Plan Dashboard, increasing transparency and access to health plan data,” said DMHC Director Shelley Rouillard. “This online tool will make it easier for the public to find information on health plans in California, and will also help the Department make better use of our data internally.”

The Health Plan Dashboard aggregates more than a dozen public data sets reported by health plans and the DMHC. Data on health plans licensed by the DMHC, such as health plan enrollment by market type, financial reports and premium rates, consumer complaints, audit reports and Department enforcement actions, is now searchable in one easy-to-find location on the Health Plan Dashboard.

The Health Plan Dashboard also creates easy-to-understand charts and graphs out of the data. The image below shows an enrollment graph for a health plan in the Dashboard.

Health Plan Dashboard Enrollment Graph

In addition to the ability to look up data on a specific health plan, the Health Plan Dashboard includes an overall look at the health plan industry regulated by the DMHC. This section of the Health Plan Dashboard aggregates industry level data using the same data sets, such as health plan enrollment, consumer complaints, Department enforcement actions and premium rates. The image below shows a line graph illustrating how premium rates have changed for the Individual market from 2011 to 2016 in the Health Plan Dashboard.

Premium Rate Changes Line Graph

Another useful feature of the Health Plan Dashboard lets the public compare health plans directly or sort the DMHC aggregate data to see how health plans compare to other plans.  

The Health Plan Dashboard is accessible on DMHC’s website at www.HealthHelp.ca.gov.

About DMHC:

The DMHC protects the health care rights of more than 25 million Californians and ensures a stable health care delivery system. The Department has helped more than 1.7 million Californians resolve health plan problems through the Help Center. Information and assistance is available at www.HealthHelp.ca.gov or by calling 1-888-466-2219.


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