MIAMI, May 25, 2017 – NetMinder, the leading provider network comparison tool, powered by The Ignition Group, has completed its first 2017 update of dental, vision, medical, and behavioral health provider networks. More providers are participating in networks than in the previous update: the number of doctors increased 18%, the number of dentists increased 6.7%, and we saw an increase of 6.8% for other medical professionals, including nurses, therapists, and behavioral health providers. The number of eye care providers participating in networks decreased 8% from the previous dataset, bringing the number back to about the same number of providers in the spring of 2016. The new data is available to subscribers.
The first 2017 update includes data on:
- 991,000 doctors
- 222,000 dentists
- 57,500 eye care professionals
- 875,000 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 425 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 100,000 reports to more than 3,000 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, whitepapers, and webinars.