Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Meg Murray on if there are specific areas where health plans need to expand their networks?

Recently, Meg Murray,CEO, Association for Community, Affiliated Health Plans, sat down with Medicaid Managed Care Congress director Sarah Gordon to discuss some of the biggest topics in the industry. 

Today, we feature Meg's answer to this question:

In general, are there specific areas where health plans need to expand their networks?

Her response:
We continue to hear about problems with the pediatric specialists. Dermatology is also one we often hear about. Of course the dental issues. I think everyone is very aware of the dental. As we move into the expansion population, a lot of this population coming on board are going to be people with significant mental health and substance abuse problems. That has continued to be a current concern of getting enough providers with those specialties. So, our plans are now actively looking at how they can enhance the network for adults, one. And then also for people with mental health issues.

Download the full interview at the MMCC Resource page.  Meg will be the moderator for the Health Plan CEO Panel: Ensure Member Access through Robust Provider Networks at this year's Medicaid Managed Care Congress taking place April 30-May 2.  For more information on the event, download the brochure.  If you'd like to attend, mention code XP1726BLOG when you register to save 25% off the standard rate!

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