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   RE: Insurance networks and small practices
 From: Jean Antonucci
 To: Member Forum
 Posted: 12-28-2017 09:43
 Message: Hi
 This used to stress me out about narrow networks
Now i do not  give a hoot Any sensible patient will vote with their wallet, I would. Some will stay with you anyway bless tier hearts
 You lose some, later they may come back, but you get others Primary care is in a shortage There is plenty of work out there
Make sure you are in an ACO or  IPO or something to connect you to networks and protect you Don't sweat over this one

Jean Antonucci
Original Message:
Sent: 12-20-2017 18:02
From: Jessica Rongitsch
Subject: Insurance networks and small practices

I am hearing from many patients that in 2018 they won't be able to use their insurance to see me because I'm "not in their new network." I've heard this regarding ACA plans and also employer-based plans.  Increasingly networks are narrowing and patients can only go to one specific larger institution.  I'm wondering how others in small practices are navigating this? Any luck trying to get in preferred networks with insurers like Regence or Premera?

Jessica Rongitsch MD, FACP
Capitol Hill Medical
Seattle, WA

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