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[December 10, 2012]

Quest Analytics Outlines Successful Narrow Network Development to Support Service Area Expansion and HIX Readiness

APPLETON, Wis., Dec. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Historically, developing a provider network has been a challenging event and in most cases comes with unpredictable cost and extended timeframes. This is based on the tried (but not true) theory, that every targeted provider should be weighted equally. In many cases, this has been an exercise in quantity vs. quality.


However, by applying analytics to this industry challenge, Quest Analytics has developed a service that allows plans to manage the process with more control. Understanding the impact that every provider has prior to the actual contracting process is key.

"The proper development of Narrow Networks is a time-sensitive and critical process for every plan," said Linda Borths, Director of Sales at Quest Analytics. "Every plan is concerned with the high cost associated with contracting and building a network. As plans are considering their network offering, especially in the HIX market, cost, without sacrificing access to care, is a critical component. Our ability to pinpoint the impact of a provider before an engagement can prove to be invaluable," adds Borths.

Quest Analytics, visionary leaders in Network Adequacy analytics solutions, is offering a webinar event to showcase this game changing process on Narrow Network Development.

The seminar is titled: 'Jumping Over the Hurdles of Narrow Network Development' and will be presented by members of the Quest Analytics leadership team.

Participants in the webinar will gain insight into some of the key issues in developing a successful Narrow Network, such as: understanding the Network Adequacy requirements for specific markets and products; how to enter into new service areas with minimal effort and targeted recruiting; and, specific tactics to employ to fill network gaps. This information will be especially impactful for those involved at the decision or implementation level of MCOs, Medicare, Medicaid, Dual Eligibles, Commercial or Exchange business.

'Jumping Over the Hurdles of Narrow Network Development' is part of a series of highly targeted, educational webinars produced by Quest Analytics. This webinar takes place on Tuesday, December 18th at 10:30 am to 11:15 am CST. Further information and registration is available at: http://www.questanalytics.com/webinar_jump.aspx About Quest Analytics: David H. Hill and John P. Weis founded Quest Analytics in 2003. Both Hill and Weis have extensive experience in commercial software development and consulting services for the healthcare industry. Quest Analytics has brought many innovative solutions to market ranging from; pioneering access analysis software, directory publishing software, online directory systems; to provider data management systems. Today, their dedication to providing innovative solutions to challenges facing the healthcare industry continues, and their industry expertise is sought on a national basis. Visit www.QuestAnalytics.com for more information.

Contact:Rose Kilsdonk rose.kilsdonk@questanalytics.com 15 Park Place, Suite 300 Appleton, WI 54913 920.739.4552 This press release was issued through eReleases® Press Release Distribution. For more information, visit http://www.ereleases.com.

SOURCE Quest Analytics

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