California Association of Physicians Groups
Bill Barcellona serves as the Vice President for Government Affairs for the California Association of Physician Groups, directing a staff of analysts and contract lobbyists in Sacramento and Washington, D.C.. CAPG is a trade association comprised of over 150 of California’s premier multispecialty medical groups and independent practice associations, serving 15 million Californians. Bill oversees state and federal legislative and regulatory activities for the association, and authors the CAPG Weekly Update and various monthly columns on public affairs issues, including CAPG Health Magazine. He is a frequent speaker on healthcare issues at various conferences. Bill was recently featured in the book, Is There A Doctor In the House? by U.C. Berkeley health economist Richard Scheffler as one of 27 national health policy experts, and was awarded Alumnus of the Year in 2009 by the U.S.C. School of Planning, Policy and Development.
Bill is the former Deputy Director for Plan-Provider Relations for the Department of Managed Health Care in Sacramento. In that capacity he oversaw health plan operational issues, handled policy matters for the DMHC and developed new approaches to the regulation of health plans, provider group contracting, hospital contracting, the implementation of electronic filing and tracking systems for Knox Keene licensees and other cutting-edge issues. Bill has a Masters in Healthcare Administration from the University of Southern California and serves as an adjunct faculty member at USC. He has practiced law for 24 years in California, with two firms located in Newport Beach and Sacramento and during his State service. Bill currently serves on the Health and Human Services Privacy and Security Advisory Board to Secretary Kim Belshe’ and is also an appointed member of the California State Bar Association Insurance Law Committee.