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.