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Zelis Healthcare Announces Acquisition of NetMinder

Posted by Laura McMullen on Mon, Nov 05, 2018 @ 02:02 PM

Company Expands Dental and Vision Network Analytics

Bedminster, NJ – November 5, 2018 –  Zelis Healthcare, a healthcare technology company and market-leading provider of integrated healthcare cost management and payments solutions, today announced its acquisition of NetMinder and its parent company, The Ignition Group.

Sunrise, Florida-based Ignition Group is a healthcare network analytics company and market-leading provider of dental and vision network analytics solutions to healthcare payers and insurance intermediaries nationwide. NetMinder is now an operating unit of Zelis Network Analytics.

“We are pleased to welcome the NetMinder team to our growing Zelis family. NetMinder’s strength in dental and vision further extends our lead in the healthcare network analytics market,” said Doug Klinger, CEO of Zelis Healthcare. 

“We’ve delivered market-leading data and analytical tools to our payer clients for 14 years,” said Aaron Groffman, President and founder of The Ignition Group.  “Joining forces with Zelis enables us to expand our reach, gain access to leading-edge technology resources and serve our current payer clients and the broader market even better in the years ahead.”


About Zelis Healthcare

Zelis Healthcare is a healthcare technology company and market-leading provider of integrated healthcare cost management and payments solutions including network analytics and design, network access and cost management, claims cost management and electronic payments to payers, healthcare providers and consumers in the medical, dental and workers’ compensation markets nationwide. Zelis Healthcare is backed by Parthenon Capital Partners. www.Zelis.com

About NetMinder

The Ignition Group, the data management company that powers NetMinder, has been analyzing and interpreting competitive provider data since 2004. NetMinder delivers industry-leading network comparison data to make brokers and insurance sales teams more effective and provider network managers 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. www.netminder.com


Media Contact:
Thuy-An Wilkins
Zelis Healthcare
908.389.8756
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Tags: NetMinder, Zelis Healthcare, healthcare technology, healthcare network analysis

NetMinder Update Shows Large Increase in Doctors and More Modest Increase in Dentists While ECP Counts Contracted

Posted by Susan Donegan on Thu, May 25, 2017 @ 02:30 PM

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: 

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  • 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.

Tags: network data, data analysis, NetMinder, compare networks, healthcare providers, health insurance

Darrin Hall Nominated for 2015 NADP Gabryl Award for Leadership and Contributions to Research Commission

Posted by Susan Donegan on Tue, Sep 08, 2015 @ 10:05 AM

MIAMI, September 8, 2015 – Darrin Hall, product architect of healthcare consulting company The Ignition Group, has been nominated to receive the NADP Gabryl Award. The National Association of Dental Plans (NADP) created the prestigious Gabryl Award in 1997 to honor outstanding leadership and long-term contributions by an NADP volunteer. It is the association’s highest honor. The volunteers of NADP help to fulfill the mission of the association to promote and advance the dental benefits industry and improve consumer access to affordable, quality dental care.

NADP Gabryl Award recipients are nominated by other volunteers and selected by the Board of Directors. Darrin was nominated by the Research Commission for his leadership and guidance in adapting NADP’s research reports to provide more depth and granularity in response to a wide range of Affordable Care Act influences on the dental marketplace. His work and engagement were essential to preparing the Research Commission, and NADP, to respond to the more intense data needs of the dental benefits industry. Darrin was an active member of the Research Commission from 2002 – 2013, and served as the chair from 2009 – 2013.

“I am honored to be nominated for the Gabryl Award and pleased that my contributions have helped the association. It is a pleasure to work with other volunteers from across the dental benefits industry,” Darrin said.

Darrin has worked in a variety of roles in nearly every functional area of the industry during his 20+ years with Cigna Dental and Oral Health Services prior to joining The Ignition Group.

The National Association of Dental Plans (NADP), a Texas nonprofit corporation with headquarters in Dallas, is the "representative and recognized resource of the dental benefits industry." NADP is the only national trade organization that includes the full spectrum of dental benefits companies operating in the United States. NADP's members provide Dental HMO, Dental PPO, Dental Indemnity, and Discount Dental products to more than 163 million Americans, approximately 90 percent of all Americans with dental benefits. 

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: NetMinder, The Ignition Group, ACA, dental benefits, NADP

The Ignition Group Participates in the 2015 NADP Webinar Series

Posted by Susan Donegan on Tue, Jun 23, 2015 @ 10:00 AM

MIAMI, June 23, 2015 – Aaron Groffman, president of healthcare consulting company The Ignition Group, participated in the National Association of Dental Plans 2015 Webinar series. Aaron presented a complimentary webinar, hosted by NADP, to explore the ways dental and vision networks work together. The session, presented on June 10, 2015 included an interactive question and answer session.

Aaron examined important industry trends that favor dental and vision networks. During the webinar he explored the complementary relationship of these two lines of business. The webinar also included ideas for leveraging the synergies of the dental and vision networks and how to create opportunities to market and distribute dental and vision networks together. Attendees left with an understanding of the similarities and differences of the two lines of business and the obvious conclusion that adding vision coverage is a good opportunity for dental companies.

The session was recorded and is available on-demand, 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.


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: NetMinder, health insurance, Vision insurance, dental benefits

NetMinder Spring 2015 Data Update Released

Posted by Susan Donegan on Fri, Apr 10, 2015 @ 09:30 AM

MIAMI, April 10, 2015 – NetMinder, the leading provider network comparison tool, powered by The Ignition Group, has completed its spring update of dental, vision, medical, and behavioral health provider networks. We saw a 10% increase in the number of doctors included in this update compared to our last data update in September 2014. The new data is available to subscribers.

This spring update includes data on:

  • upward-trend1846,000 doctors
  • 209,500 dentists
  • 58,500 eye care professionals
  • 580,500 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 400 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, NetMinder, data management, network metrics, network rank, network change

NetMinder Fall 2014 Data Update Released

Posted by Susan Donegan on Mon, Nov 10, 2014 @ 08:56 AM

MIAMI, October 30, 2014 – 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 new data is available to subscribers.

This fall update includes data on:

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  • 817,500 doctors
  • 209,000 dentists
  • 56,500 eye care professionals
  • 530,500 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 400 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 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: network growth, NetMinder, data management, market comparison, network metrics, network rank

NetMinder Spring 2014 Data Update Released

Posted by Susan Donegan on Mon, Mar 31, 2014 @ 05:40 PM

MIAMI, March 31, 2014 – NetMinder, the leading provider network comparison tool, powered by The Ignition Group, has completed its spring update of dental, vision, medical, and behavioral health provider networks. The new data is available to NetMinder subscribers.

This spring update includes data on:

  • 815,000 doctors
  • 202,000 dentists
  • 56,000 eye care professionals
  • 547,000 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 400 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 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: network growth, NetMinder, compare networks, data management, market comparison, network metrics, network rank

The Ignition Group Participates in the 2014 NADP Webinar Series

Posted by Susan Donegan on Mon, Mar 10, 2014 @ 09:53 AM

MIAMI, March 10, 2014 – Aaron Groffman, president, and Darrin Hall, product architect, of healthcare consulting company The Ignition Group, participated in the National Association of Dental Plans 2014 Webinar series. Aaron and Darrin presented a complimentary webinar, hosted by NADP, to discuss how to overcome the challenges of disruption reporting. The session, presented on March 5, 2014 included an interactive question and answer session.Overcoming graphic resized 600

Aaron and Darrin identified the challenges associated with effectively managing the disruption reporting process and discussed potential solutions to help improve reporting results, including ways to leverage competitive network information. Attendees left with new ideas to balance the seasonal demands of disruption reporting with the intensive data analysis needed to produce accurate reports.

The session was recorded and is available on-demand, 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. Darrin has worked in a variety of roles in nearly every functional area of the industry during his 20+ years with Cigna Dental and Oral Health Services. Both are active volunteers 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: NetMinder, disruption reporting, data analysis, network data

NetMinder Webinar Series Reveals Insurance Industry Trends

Posted by Susan Donegan on Mon, Dec 30, 2013 @ 09:32 AM

MIAMI, December 30, 2013 – The Ignition Group, the healthcare consulting company behind leading network comparison tool NetMinder, shared insurance industry trends and key industry data in its 2013 NetMinder webinar series.

The series included three free webinars:

  • “Using BIG Data to Get BIG Results” – How to leverage big data to create competitive advantages in healthcare by sharpening your sales pitch and building better networks
  • “Clearing up the Vision Market” – Overview of important vision care trends, including the size of the market, how services are being used, how services are being paid for, where vision care is delivered and what these trends mean for managed vision care networks
  • “Examining Dental PPO Network Trends” – Encore presentation of breakout session from NADP CONVERGE 2013 conference that explored network size trends and emerging growth strategies in the dental insurance market

View any of these webinars by visiting our resources page.

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: big data, NetMinder, The Ignition Group, NADP Converge 2013, network comparison tool, vision market

Susan Donegan Joins The Ignition Group

Posted by Laura McMullen on Mon, Oct 21, 2013 @ 07:35 PM

MIAMI, October 21, 2013 – The Ignition Group, the healthcare consulting company behind leading network comparison tool NetMinder, today announced the addition of Susan Donegan as marketing manager.

In her new role, Susan will develop and execute marketing and communications strategies to support NetMinder’s business growth objectives and brand awareness. She will also manage lead generation and nurture campaigns using marketing automation and database persona segmentation methodologies.

Before joining The Ignition Group, Susan was a marketing program manager at Sales Engine International. She has also worked as a director of program management at Fidelity Investments and as a project manager at MLB Creative. Susan has 15 years of experience in project management and marketing. Her areas of expertise include directing and orchestrating the delivery of complex integrated marketing programs, and online and offline direct response media, including applicability, execution and measurement processes.

Susan holds a bachelor of science degree in marketing from Bentley University.

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.

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