Ed Sealover, Denver Business Journal
Colorado regulators have put forward the first standards to ensure that health-insurance networks have adequate resources for the businesses and individuals who purchase coverage.
Adam Fox, director of strategy engagement for the Colorado Consumer Health Initiative, noted that the bulletin follows both a one-year study process on network adequacy by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners and a several-month stakeholder process by Salazar’s office.
He said he was pleased particularly by the driving-distance standards and by the parity of provider ratios between physical health and mental health.
“I think for consumers, this is a great step forward to ensure that their insurance really guarantees the access that they need,” Fox said.
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