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Nevada Division of Insurance to Host Network Adequacy Listening Sessions

Contact: Jake Sunderland, Public Information Officer
Phone: (775) 687-0772
E-mail: jsunderland@doi.nv.gov
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – April 8, 2014

CARSON CITY – The Nevada Division of Insurance (Division) will be hosting a series of Network Adequacy Listening Sessions. The purpose of these listening sessions will be to solicit informal feedback from the public, provider communities and insurance providers as to their informal concerns regarding Network Adequacy for health plans and policies being sold in Nevada. 

“The issues surrounding network adequacy are complex and will impact consumers in Nevada significantly as the Division develops a regulatory framework,” said Insurance Commissioner Scott J. Kipper. “We believe it’s important to hear from all Nevadans, be they consumers, doctors, hospitals or insurers in these informal meetings.”

Topics discussed will include network adequacy for HMO and non-HMO plans; special considerations for rural community networks; and so called “narrow” networks.

For more information about the topics to be discussed please visit http://doi.nv.gov/uploadedFiles/doinvgov/_public-documents/News-Notices/Regulations/Issue-Brief-on-Network-Adequacy.pdf.

Following the informal feedback received during these informational sessions, formal regulation workshops and hearings will be held.

Please join us as we seek feedback on this important issue to Nevadans. Events will be held throughout the state, please see the attached notices for additional information. Sessions will be held at the following locations, please check the Division of Insurance website at doi.nv.gov for more details:

April 9, 2014
12 -  2 p.m. 
Desert View Hospital
Conference Room
360 S. Lola Ln
Pahrump, Nevada 89048

April 9, 2014
4 – 6 p.m.
Summerlin Hospital Medical Center
Classroom
657 Town Center Drive
Las Vegas, NV   89144

April 10, 2014
9 – 11 a.m.
North Vista Hospital
Conference Room
1409 E. Lake Mead Blvd.
North Las Vegas, NV 89030

April 10, 2014
5:30 – 7 p.m.
Dignity Health St. Rose Dominican – San Martin Campus
Aljian Conference Center
8280 W Warm Springs Rd
Las Vegas, NV  89113

April 11, 2014
8:15 - 9:30 a.m.
Department of Employment Training and Rehabilitation
St. Louis Room
2800 E. St. Louis Ave.
Las Vegas, NV. 89104

April 11, 2014
12:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Grover C. Dils Medical Center
Conference Room
700 N Spring St.
Caliente, NV 89008

April 15, 2014
5 – 6:30 p.m.
Renown Regional Medical Center – Tahoe Tower
Mack Auditorium
1155 Mill Street
Reno, NV

April 16, 2014
2 – 4 p.m.
Northeastern Nevada Regional Hospital
Classroom
2001 Errecart Blvd.
Elko, NV 89801

April 22, 2014
7:30 – 9 a.m.
Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center
Bristlecone Room
1600 Medical Parkway
Carson City, Nevada 89703

About the Nevada Division of Insurance
The State of Nevada Division of Insurance is a division of the Nevada Department of Business and Industry. It is the state agency that protects the rights of Nevada consumers and regulates Nevada’s $11.2 billion insurance industry. It has offices in Carson City and Las Vegas. In 2012, the Division investigated more than 1,900 consumer complaints and recovered nearly $4 million on behalf of consumers. For more information about the Division of Insurance, visit DOI.NV.GOV.

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