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Tuesday, June 21, 2016
23% of Medicare Advantage Plans Had Broad Hospital Networks in 2015
Kaiser Family Foundation recently released an analysis on Medical Advantage
hospital networks. Here are some key findings from the report:
plan networks included half (51%) of all hospitals in their county.
·80% included an
Academic Medical Center in their network, but 1 in 5 did not.
·2 in 5 plans in areas
with an NCI-designated cancer center did not include the center in their
·23% of Medicare
Advantage plans in our study had broad hospital networks in 2015.
·1 in 6 plans (16%) had
narrow or ultra-narrow hospital networks in 2015.
·Among HMOs, broad and
narrow network plans had similar average premiums ($37 vs. $36 per month).