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Groffman Discusses Dental Networks On and Off Healthcare Exchanges Since ACA

Posted by Susan Donegan on Fri, Jun 27, 2014 @ 05:19 PM

MIAMI, June 26, 2014 – Aaron Groffman, president of healthcare consulting company The Ignition Group, led a session in the National Association of Dental Plans 2014 Educational Webinar series. Aaron talked about the impact of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) on dental provider networks offered to enrollees and discussed how dental networks on the exchanges compare to non-exchange dental networks. The session, presented on June 25, 2014, included an interactive question and answer session.

In order to meet the competitive pricing demands of the healthcare exchanges, many participating health plans have introduced new, narrower provider networks, with fewer high-cost providers and hospitals. During the webinar, Aaron explored this narrow network trend and investigated whether dental networks are following similar patterns. Attendees left with a better understanding of the logic behind narrow networks and how the dental industry is affected by this trend.

Aaron will be diving deeper into this topic as a speaker at NADP’s Converge Conference 2014 in September. The session was recorded and is available for purchase, on the NADP Knowledge Center. Click here to access. 

Aaron founded The Ignition Group in 2004. He is an industry veteran, educated at Wharton and the University of Miami, who ran marketing and competitive intelligence functions and built networks for divisions of Cigna and UnitedHealthGroup. Aaron is also an active volunteer in NADP.

About The Ignition Group

The Ignition Group, the healthcare consulting company that powers NetMinder, has been analyzing and interpreting competitive provider data since 2004. NetMinder provides more than 70,000 reports to more than 3,500 users every year. NetMinder delivers industry-leading network comparison data to make brokers and insurance sales teams more effective and recruiters more efficient. The Ignition Group’s executive team has decades of experience in the health insurance industry and regularly analyzes data to identify industry issues and trends, sharing their findings in blog posts, white papers, and webinars.

Tags: health insurance, narrow networks, Affordable Care Act, ACA. healthcare exchanges





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