BC Advantage - 2014 Issue 10

Making Sense of a Sudden Carrier Contract Break

Narrow Networks, a term that has come about in the last few years describes carriers that have been trimming down their in-network providers in an attempt to curb costs. As contracts near expiration, thousands of physicians all over the country are receiving letters stating they are being dropped from networks. UnitedHealth recently dropped thousands of providers from its networks, mid-contract, and without apparent cause. Practice Management Specialist, Maxine Inman Collins, MBA, CPA, CMC, CMIS, CMOM, explains what is happening and shares ways you can protect your organization's rights and interests.Narrow Networks is not a new concept, but one...

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