Topic: Networks

    What is the Medical Loss Ratio?
    By Emily Kubis on April 6, 2018

      Is the MLR driving up employer healthcare costs? A piece of the Affordable Care Act that seeks to cap insurer profits may be driving employer...

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    What is an insurance network discount worth?
    By Emily Kubis on April 4, 2018

      Consider the value of insurance discounts Some self-insured employers are adopting new strategies to pay for their group benefits plan. These...

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    Change to TriStar/BlueCross agreement to affect out-of-network emergency care
    By Brian Tolbert on December 14, 2017

    A notice to Bernard Health clients with BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Network S You might be surprised to know that HCA TriStar hospitals...

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    How risky is it not to have coverage at Vanderbilt?
    By Alex Tolbert on December 11, 2017

    Nashville consumers have two carrier options for individual ACA plans in 2018 — Cigna and Oscar Health — but only Cigna offers coverage at...

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    What to do if your doctor changes networks mid-year
    By Alex Tolbert on September 25, 2017

    What consumers should know Last month, Vanderbilt University Medical Center and UnitedHealthcare reached a last-minute agreement to keep 30,000...

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    Narrow networks are here to stay
    By Alex Tolbert on April 4, 2016

    Check out our column in the Huffington Post:  "Open enrollment closed last month, and healthcare watchers have been counting the winners and...

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    Rules may cut down on surprise medical bills
    By Alex Tolbert on March 23, 2016

    New rules address insurance networks Surprise medical bills are really frustrating. This is especially true when they stem from seeing an...

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    How to pick a provider network
    By Emily Kubis on January 25, 2016

    Deciphering the alphabet soup of provider networks Enrolling in a health plan can be complicated, whether it’s through your employer or the...

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    How to negotiate with your doctor
    By Nikki Davis on March 13, 2015

    And save healthcare dollars  Recently, I ventured to the flea market on the hunt for a new coffee table. After finding the perfect one, my...

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    What no one tells you about out-of-network bills
    By Ruthie Dean on October 9, 2014

    Understanding out-of-network bills 

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