Open enrollment began October 1st for Covered California (California's Health Benefits Exchange). The OCMA has received many calls from members confused as to whether they are contracted to see these patients. Many doctors were automatically put into contracts, and are unaware that they are on the plan directory for exchange plans with payers. These physicians have to opt out of that part of their contract if they do not wish to participate in the Exchange. The easiest way to confirm your participation is by calling the provider relationship department of the three plans in Orange County who are contracted to see Exchange patients. Anthem Blue Cross: (855) 238-0095 Blue Shield Of California: (800) 258-3091 HealthNet: (800) 641-7761 For additional questions about Covered California or any practice management issue, OCMA / CMA members may call OCMA Physician Advocate Mitzi Young directly at (888) 236-0267 or firstname.lastname@example.org .