Network Adequacy Briefing for Reporters

Network adequacy experts will meet with reporters Wednesday, August 6 to provide the latest on the subject, including details about model regulations that the National Association of Insurance Commissioners plans to release in November.

Some new health plans sold in the insurance marketplaces are offering consumers networks that exclude certain doctors, hospitals and other medical providers. While some claim that these smaller networks hamper provider access and choice, others contend that this approach, if done the right way, helps consumers by creating competition and controlling costs.

This meeting is ON THE RECORD and will feature:

Ted Nickel, Wisconsin insurance commissioner, chair of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners’ regulatory framework task force.

Joel Ario, managing director at Manatt Health Solutions, and former director of the HHS Office of Health Insurance Exchanges.

Michael Chernew, Leonard D. Schaeffer Professor of Health Care Policy at Harvard Medical School.

Follow the briefing on Twitter: #NetworkAdequacy

The briefing is sponsored by The Alliance for Health Reform, with support from the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.