How to improve health plan network directories

Choosing a new doctor isn't easy, but it should be.

U.S. PIRG submitted our ideas on how to make a national directory of health care providers work for consumers and patients.

The federal Centers for Medicaid & Medicare Services (CMS) is considering a first-of-its-kind national directory of health care providers. We submitted our ideas on how to make that directory work for consumers and patients. 


Patricia Kelmar

Senior Director, Health Care Campaigns, PIRG

Patricia directs the health care campaign work for U.S. PIRG and provides support to our state offices for state-based health initiatives. Her prior roles include senior policy advisor at NJ Health Care Quality Institute, associate state director at AARP New Jersey and consumer advocate at NJPIRG. She was appointed to the Ground Ambulance and Patient Billing Advisory Committee in 2022 and works with patient advocates across the U.S. Patricia enjoys walking along the Potomac River and sharing her love of books with friends and family around the world.

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