Bill Barcellona serves as the Senior Vice President of Government Affairs for America’s Physician Groups, a national professional association of over 300 medical groups and independent practice associations across the United States. Physician group members share a common goal to provide accountable, value-based health care services. Bill develops and advocates state and federal policy for the organization, manages litigation and appellate cases, and manages legislative and regulatory issues. He’s been with the Association since 2005.
Bill is a former Deputy Director for Plan-Provider Relations at the Department of Managed Health Care in Sacramento. He oversaw health plan operational issues and handled policy matters for the DMHC. Bill has a Masters in Healthcare Administration from the University of Southern California and also holds a B.A. in political science and a J.D. He has practiced law since 1985 in California and prior to his service at the DMHC he spent 16 years at two major law firms in Newport Beach and Sacramento, primarily as a civil litigator. He was first rated “AV” by Martindale Hubbell in 2000 while a partner at Greve, Clifford, Wengel and Paras, LLP. The AV rating is the highest ranking for an attorney for legal expertise and ethical practice. Bill’s current legal experience includes general health law matters with an emphasis in Knox Keene Act and managed care issues. He enjoys teaching and lecturing across the country on health care management, operations and policy matters, and has served as an adjunct faculty member at the USC Price School since 2006 teaching health administration policy and management courses in the MHA, MPA and MMM programs.
Bill served as an appointed member of the California State Bar Association Insurance Law Committee and served a 2-year term as a board member on the Health and Human Services Privacy and Security Advisory Board. He was previously awarded the 2009 Alumnus of the Year by the USC Health Services Administration Alumni Association. He currently serves on stakeholder advisory groups concerning Medicaid coverage expansion and managed care services under the Department of Health Care Services. He also served in the newly created California Provider Directory Collaborative. He has been active in the community, serving as a planning commissioner and redevelopment agency commissioner for the City of Folsom, chairing bond measure campaigns to build new schools, serving as an officer of the Folsom Economic Development Corporation and a Director of the Folsom Chamber of Commerce. Bill currently serves as a member of the USC Price School Health Advisory Board. He makes wine, likes to run and follows Formula One Grand Prix racing.