Sonoma, Marin hospitals join Canopy Health network

Bay Area Accountable Care Network, launched by UCSF Medical Center and John Muir Health to provide health care, has announced a name change and new doctors and hospital affiliations as it gears up to compete for enrollments in the fall 2016 health insurance open enrollment season.

The organization is now Canopy Health, according to the group which launched in March 2015.

Other announcements:

Addition of three new physician groups as corporate shareholders and providers. The additions are Hill Physicians Medical Group, including doctors from throughout Northern California; Muir Medical Group IPA, participating as part of the John Muir Physician Network in Contra Costa, southern Solano and eastern Alameda counties; and Meritage Medical Network, including doctors in Marin, Sonoma and Napa counties.

Addition of seven hospitals to its network: San Ramon Regional Medical Center, Alameda Health System's Alameda, Highland and San Leandro hospitals; Washington Hospital Healthcare System; Marin General Hospital and Sonoma Valley Hospital.

Signing of a contract with Health Net to provide Canopy Health coverage to 13,000 University of California employees and their families. The employees are currently enrolled in the Health Net Blue and Gold plan with San Francisco Hill Physicians Medical Group.

The plan to offer health care insurance coverage during the fall is dependent on receiving approval from the California Department of Managed Care, the group stated.

“We've made significant strides in a short amount of time as we work to provide Bay Area residents with an option to choose Canopy Health during open enrollment in the fall of 2016,” said Canopy Health Chief Executive Officer Joel Criste.

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