52% of physicians see patients with coverage issues due to inaccurate directories: 5 insights

Written by Megan Wood | February 27, 2018 | Print  |

The American Medical Association and LexisNexis Risk Solutions surveyed 703 U.S. physicians about their thoughts on health plans.

Here are five insights:

 

1. Fifty-two percent of the surveyed physicians reported they see patients monthly who have health insurance coverage issues because of inaccurate directories of in-network physicians.

 

2. Of those surveyed, 89 percent said it's important that they are accurately represented in network directories.

 

3. Seventy-six percent of physicians believe it's very important payer directories accurately represent their practice information.

 

4. Forty-six percent of physicians receive payer request for updates to their directories.

 

5. The survey found 68 percent of physicians provide payers with information updates.

 

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