List: Access to cancer centers under health lawMarch 19, 2014 @ 12:20 am
Some of the nation's top cancer care centers are concerned about access for patients who purchase policies through the new health insurance markets, also called exchanges.
The Associated Press asked 23 institutions that are part of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network whether they were included in the networks of insurance companies operating on their state's exchange. Here are the responses they provided:
--Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center, Omaha, Neb.
In-network with three of four exchange insurers, but one of them includes Buffett only on some plans. A fourth insurer does not include Buffett.
--City of Hope, Los Angeles.
In-network for one of three major insurers; a fourth is a health maintenance organization with its own hospital system.
--Duke Cancer Institute, Durham, N.C.
In-network with the two insurers on the exchange, although not included in a low-price option.
--Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia.
In-network for the two dominant carriers in the market.
--Huntsman Cancer Institute, Salt Lake City.
In-network with five of six insurers.
--Hutchinson/Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, Seattle.
In-network with three of eight insurers on the state's exchange.
--Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins, Baltimore.
In-network for all six exchange insurers, although some individual plans may not offer access.
--Memorial Sloan-Kettering, New York.
In-network with two of nine exchange insurers in New York City, two of 16 statewide. Has out-of-network agreements with two more carriers.
--Moffit Cancer Center, Tampa, Fla.
In-network for three of six insurers offering plans in multiple Florida counties.
--Ohio State University/James/Solove, Columbus, Ohio.
--Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, N.Y.
In-network with five of seven insurers in its local area, but only five of 16 statewide.
--Siteman Cancer Center/Barnes-Jewish, St. Louis.
In-network for some of the plans offered by one of two insurers on the state exchange.
--St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, Tenn.
Treatment is free as long as children have a referral.
--Stanford Cancer Institute, Stanford, Calif.
--University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Ala.
In-network with dominant carrier of two insurers on exchange.
--UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center, La Jolla, Calif.
In-network with one insurer, by design.
--UCSF Helen Diller Comprehensive Cancer Center, San Francisco.
In-network for two of nine insurers in the northern California market.
--University of Colorado Cancer Center, Aurora, Colo.
In-network for all plans with six of 10 carriers; included on some plans by three others.
--University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center, Ann Arbor, Mich.
In-network for eight of 12 insurers, although not in every plan.
--MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston.
In-network for two of 11 insurers in the state's exchange, and 43 percent of individual plans in Houston area.
--Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, Nashville, Tenn.
All four insurers have Vanderbilt, but one company does not include it in its least expensive plan.
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