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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

NetMinder’s Aaron Groffman Talks About How to Complement Your Accessibility Reporting

Posted by Susan Donegan on Tue, Jan 31, 2017 @ 07:37 AM

MIAMI, January 31, 2017 – Aaron Groffman, president of healthcare consulting company The Ignition Group, led a session in the National Association of Dental Plans webinar series. Aaron shared opportunities to Complement Your Accessibility Reporting with NetMinder. Accessibility reporting is part of every sales opportunity and drives many network development decisions. During the webinar, Aaron demonstrated how NetMinder can expand and support your existing accessibility reporting. The presentation focused on helping your network stand out for small and medium-sized opportunities, with specific emphasis on evaluating network access compared to multiple competitors, comparing and contrasting choice and access, and assessing compliance with network adequacy requirements. The session, presented on January 24, 2017, included an interactive question and answer session.

The session was recorded and is available for free 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 UnitedHealth Group. Aaron is 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 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, white papers, and webinars.

Tags: network accessibility reporting, network access, network data, network rank, network adequacy

NetMinder Subscribers Run 100,000 Reports in 2016

Posted by Laura McMullen on Wed, Jan 04, 2017 @ 10:58 AM

MIAMI, January 4, 2017 – NetMinder, the leading provider network comparison tool powered by The Ignition Group, logged more than 100,000 reports in 2016. The reports helped users compare provider networks to win new business, retain existing clients, and fill gaps in their networks. 

Fall Update Shows Increase in ECPs and Other Medical Professionals

The fall update of dental, vision, medical, and behavioral health provider networks was completed in November. The number of eye care providers participating in networks increased 8% over the spring dataset. We also saw a 3% growth rate for other medical professionals, including nurses, therapists, and behavioral health providers.  

growth.jpgThe fall update includes data on: 

  • 839,500 doctors 
  • 208,000 dentists 
  • 63,000 eye care professionals 
  • 819,000 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, white papers, and webinars.

Tags: data analysis, network data, network comparison tool, Healthcare

Expanded Network Summary Report Shows Network Strength

Posted by Laura McMullen on Mon, Nov 14, 2016 @ 10:24 AM

New Exhibit Added to Popular NetMinder Report Connects
Choice and Accessibility Using Employee Census

Miami, November 14, 2016 – The Ignition Group announced a significant enhancement to NetMinder, its industry-leading provider network comparison tool, at the National Association of Dental Plans annual CONVERGE meeting: NetMinder now includes an exhibit that evaluates the relative strength of selected provider networks in specified ZIP codes and the radius around them.

network_summary_sample.jpgThe Network Strength Assessment measures the total providers in the selected geography, the average number of providers near employees, and the percentage of employees that have the desired access.

“Network strength is more than meeting a minimum level of access. Employers and employees want choice and convenience in their benefit plans. This new exhibit helps our clients demonstrate both dimensions of network strength when they compare their networks to their competition,” said Aaron Groffman, president of The Ignition Group. “The Network Strength Assessment is part of our commitment to helping our customers make their networks stand out.”

The Network Strength Assessment is available to all NetMinder users as part of the Network Summary report, the most popular one of the standard suite of reports for medical, dental, vision, and behavioral health networks. An API is also available to incorporate NetMinder data into your application. For more information, email info@netminder.com.

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 data, network strength, network comparison tool

NADP Converge 2016 Hosts Speaker Aaron Groffman from The Ignition Group

Posted by Susan Donegan on Fri, Sep 23, 2016 @ 09:02 AM

MIAMI, September 23, 2016 – Aaron Groffman, president of healthcare consulting company The Ignition Group, was a featured speaker at the National Association of Dental Plans CONVERGE 2016 conference again this year. More than 400 people attended the conference Sept. 12-15 in San Antonio, TX.

Aaron’s breakout session, "Dental & Vision Better Together," continued building on the exploration he began as part of the 2015 NADP Educational Webinar series. The group had a positive discussion about trends affecting dental and vision plans, the similarities and differences, and easy ways to leverage existing tools to expand dental and vision networks. Most dental companies have added vision plans to their product offerings already. Companies that compete in both markets, or just one, will find this information about network size, growth rates, and provider participation useful. Review the presentation here.

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, whitepapers, and webinars.

Tags: dental network, vision networks, health insurance, NADP, network data

NetMinder Provides Data On Over 2.8 Million Healthcare Providers

Posted by Susan Donegan on Fri, May 27, 2016 @ 09:00 AM

MIAMI, May 27, 2016 – 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. More providers are participating in networks than in the fall: the number of doctors increased about 4%. We saw an increase of 32% for other medical professionals, including nurses, therapists, and behavioral health providers. The new data is available to subscribers.

This spring update includes data on:upward-trend1.jpg

  • 902,500 doctors
  • 235,500 dentists
  • 58,000 eye care professionals
  • 797,000 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 comparison tool, data analysis, network data, Healthcare

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 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

 

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