I have been asked by a local business group to try to
gather some information from NY metropolitan O and
P’ers pertaining to billing netwroks and how they are
working for you and your practice. Such as how many
of you would like to join a network but are unable to
because the current ones are full in the area where
you have your practice. If so, how much would you be
willing to pay for such a service where billing and
obtaining authorizations is included…i.e. annual
dues and/or percentage of billable? What insurance
companies (HMO’s and PPO’s would need to be in the
network for you to want to join)? What are your
concerns or objections to join a network and any
suggestions you may have to design the network to make improvements over some of the exisiting ones. If the network also could use its buying power to offer you discounts off goods purchased directly from the network, would this interest you and if so, what products or services would you like to see offered? i.e. soft goods, custom orthosis, ots fracture braces and central fab services. Please do not construe this as a solicitation for a new network. It is simply a way for this business group to use this forum to find out how many of you would like to join a network and how you would prefer it to be set up so that it could benefit you and your practice. Please only O & P co’s in the metropolitan area respond directly to my e-mail address as I am sure the rest of the country does not want me to clog up this list service with information that does not apply to them. Thank you in advance.
Francis X. Brandt, B.O.C.
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