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Demand for Provider Network Data Increased 13% Over Spring 2015

Posted by Susan Donegan on Thu, Oct 15, 2015 @ 02:10 PM

MIAMI, October 15, 2015 – NetMinder, the leading provider network comparison tool, powered by The Ignition Group, has completed its fall update of dental, vision, medical, and behavioral health provider networks. The number of networks analyzed grew by 13% for this update compared to our last data update in March 2015, reflecting the increased interest in provider networks due to the Affordable Care Act exchanges. Additionally, more providers are participating in networks than in the spring: the number of doctors and other medical professionals increased 4% and the number of dentists increased 9%. The new data is available to subscribers.

This fall update includes data on:

  • 870,500 doctors
  • 229,500 dentists
  • 56,500 eye care professionals
  • 603,000 other medical professionals (e.g. nurses, therapists)

NetMinder’s comprehensive network comparison data is updated twice a year, which entails collecting provider information from more than 450 networks nationally, validating the data accuracy with a comprehensive audit process, standardizing the data, and matching provider records across networks with a proprietary multi-step recursive algorithm. This data is delivered to clients through easy-to-use, powerful reporting tools to help recruit more providers, close more deals, and retain more clients.

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 80,000 reports to more than 4,000 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: network growth, Affordable Care Act, network comparison tool, network data, network change, ACA, healthcare exchanges

The Ignition Group's Aaron Groffman Quoted on Investopedia

Posted by Susan Donegan on Mon, Jan 26, 2015 @ 12:22 PM

MIAMI, January 23, 2015 – Ignition Group President, Aaron Groffman, quoted on Investopedia.

In the article titled “Assurant Vs. Delta Dental Insurance”, Investopedia explores the increase in and differences between dental insurance plans. Groffman was quoted about increases in the level of dentist participation in network plans over the last several years. Investopedia also shares some consumer tips for comparing plans as the popularity of dental benefits grows.

Read Aaron’s comments and the full article here.

Investopedia is an online resource for investing education, personal finance, market analysis and free trading simulators. Investopedia is wholly owned subsidiary of IAC.

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 80,000 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: Affordable Care Act, dental insurance, dental benefits

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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