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below please find our new format for the monthly industry related articles I have been sharing with you.  Hopefully you are finding them informative, as well as useful.  If you missed any of the previous ones, you can print out a PDF copy below.

This month we are discussing “Fair and Reasonable Reimbursement”.  Would love to have any feedback you might have, as well as discuss how NCN could assist you.

Patti Brock-Chapman
Director of Business Development
NCN
222 West Las Colinas Blvd
Ste 1500, Urban Towers
Irving, TX 75039
972-373-2800, ext 114
pbrockchapman@ncnelink.com

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NCN Takes a Hard Look at Healthcare
The Fifth in a Twelve-Part Series
May 2009

Claim a Better Way

Now, for the first time in the industry, NCN powered by Data iSight can give payers, providers and patients access to the exact same information. This new, patent-pending reimbursement methodology ensures a variety of other benefits to all three parties as well:

Transparent Reporting to all parties facilitates open dialog and builds trust.
Defensible Methods are based on solid data to validate settlements and streamline the negotiation process,
Repeatable Results provide consistency over time and prove the superiority of the solution.
Lower Cost means increased savings for payers and patients on claims of any size.
Efficient Turnaround means providers aren’t kept waiting by the process.
Get Data iSight, the solution that benefits all parties with lower costs, greater savings and more peace of mind.

Questions or Comments

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What Constitutes a Fair and Reasonable Reimbursement?

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Capturing savings in healthcare claims is important. Our rich media presentation, What Constitutes a Fair and Reasonable Reimbursement?<http://rs6.net/tn.jsp?et=1102587100702&s=29&e=00172ABKRdj5TY-cTR2bL_d8kiTd4PXm8MwaaGeEIyIh0C4VYCGG9s3MRsfT6AElN4Gq4bW9KfMytnQn1iNCM33G7RxNEvGQwAnI1R4vb87hHsQlu-I4fZYNey8XpmF7CDwMshLhoN-sA_5XYz_Rvz9Cw==>, explores:

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All Over the Map – Healthcare suffers from erratic pricing methods.
*      An Unsustainable Model – Saturated healthcare markets can’t deliver promised savings.
*      An Unbiased Benchmark – Third-party data holds facilities accountable.
*      A Solution in True Cost – Cost-based methods change the trend of rising healthcare charges.

PDFs of Articles

Here are links to all the articles in our series, NCN Takes a Hard Look at Healthcare:

What Constitutes a Fair and Reasonable Reimbursement?<http://rs6.net/tn.jsp?et=1102587100702&s=29&e=00172ABKRdj5TYvAj6QR7jnPeEkdbJ-p6qA3eEpQgQhLMlomTAtN0LdiBBLFzQSeYX81n1LNr8uB-9eOWYTC_sX7xU89vGC7zWdInp4UpsjLoxzn4s4hu_5_IlNxjvPzufyuacQCwY_3AxScg4HBthjHQdRpKWErUXm_EPH5ccFx3crBhnZXCAX6LnoeSccuJGT>

Out-of-Network is a Good Place to Start When Trying New Technology in Healthcare<http://rs6.net/tn.jsp?et=1102587100702&s=29&e=00172ABKRdj5TYb6ZoL6K7wKEHs3DVwVBxR8i8dsMVJIGW4xtVdwgW_7nkBv4lw1vXTHwVrT35vxTgRgukuNx5GJMEGF13Itp3XzvBy1bu6KErCBMC6OqSx78bhGXdyCOZLpABk1k4mHFDArFO25C5moxYTVKHSsWEOUZABF3LCX4EKdFTdCgzVjY1RcmxxGLcZAbTswIYO3_4=>
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Are PPO Networks Relevant?<http://rs6.net/tn.jsp?et=1102587100702&s=29&e=00172ABKRdj5TaBBl8y2VpKY95fJnQKi1JtuukvOKDYqja3cTBnvbodi8VWZHZSkKaQA5d2gSWdipSParNCRsh43ZF1x0jPTvHY0AhWfebgzSUz3A7iqBV9vQQ9e7ls1DiQzhAwMu9bPMcgGd3v8zKETq6nT4FG7nhkBuYdnrapIPQ94j1VyMLfg_Sn5FMRyBoH> <http://rs6.net/tn.jsp?et=1102587100702&s=29&e=00172ABKRdj5Tb-qDWoOV-RBANMx-Bn-uvYNYK6tCY-cGjp5ObLt075CcBRlLHFRVrTX1wjB49L17icp6CKpDl2DHnwA6hh2r3OWoOnQO9eNB5ouOZmAPNI6w==>

Costs vs. Billed Charges: What’s the Difference?<http://rs6.net/tn.jsp?et=1102587100702&s=29&e=00172ABKRdj5TaPG8hENCJCpHtOkTpLEqAkwtUvKKV2aSeDN7aiVBqKJN_b6qIgeyB-6gqKQp_mZ_l9Mzo3IoQ-kztMbprCny8NrD3iu6pPWVbPTYY4VmeAkLEnS7M0bsqYX9JxPC1Y2wcwn3ZLHJArVfuR5gVYdaI_8Wray-N4ocqbDmx4WGZkRRdgurz1Fc7BxOf7PLQiEmw=> <http://rs6.net/tn.jsp?et=1102587100702&s=29&e=00172ABKRdj5Tb-qDWoOV-RBANMx-Bn-uvYNYK6tCY-cGjp5ObLt075CcBRlLHFRVrTX1wjB49L17icp6CKpDl2DHnwA6hh2r3OWoOnQO9eNB5ouOZmAPNI6w==>

Can Transparency Really Reform America’s Healthcare?<http://rs6.net/tn.jsp?et=1102587100702&s=29&e=00172ABKRdj5TYvBVyfi5cDFqjhtOvWz9okwkh_CPEqZz5MOZo-v3Qji3olkCV_bc2C9DFbqwUrfdp7NFQN4wPBCmlpfRgFVwovXSuaq-SzQPyCSrkiPBsOLqPytHhaDWWlF-cSk-a6wj2VUJmuFi-mW-IFKpokee3v6OEJBOxlRE5AU7CLhT76Pc4DhFFqDjo->

About NCN

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is the national leader in cost management for out-of-network claims. We use cost-based data and transparent reporting to maximize savings on healthcare claims. At NCN, we claim a better way for payers, providers and patients. View a rich media presentation about NCN’s patent-pending cost-based methodology.<http://rs6.net/tn.jsp?et=1102587100702&s=29&e=00172ABKRdj5Ta9XgSHtshdIMCQLcjzihLKSVy6ZeZiwWr5CvrRC0wnN1nxuGNgC7eig4I4_P35XeLY8nRJ9q2aDIBVu1upnOCMRG9rS_oUeXNHLboVA4Zh5BsnHUYf7lC9GlIBno2JiPFKSEaX_P0U0Q==>

NCN at AHIP’s Institute 2009

If<http://rs6.net/tn.jsp?et=1102587100702&s=29&e=00172ABKRdj5Tb-qDWoOV-RBANMx-Bn-uvYNYK6tCY-cGjp5ObLt075CcBRlLHFRVrTX1wjB49L17icp6CKpDl2DHnwA6hh2r3OWoOnQO9eNB5ouOZmAPNI6w==> you’d like to meet with NCN reps at the Institute in San Diego, please contact Kelly Battaglia<mailto:kbattaglia@ncnelink.com>, Manager of Marketing Services.

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