Kevin Ryan Quoted in “The Pros and Cons of In-Network Contracts”

Behavioral Healthcare

Kevin J. Ryan, a Member of the Firm in the Health Care and Life Sciences practice, in the firm’s Chicago office, was quoted in Behavioral Healthcare, in “The Pros and Cons of In-Network Contracts,” by Joanne Sammer.

Following is an excerpt:

Referrals to in-network providers is not automatic and may depend on the market conditions. Being an in-network provider for a smaller payer does not always increase patient volume enough to balance the trade offs involved.

“Behavioral health organizations should consider the demographics of the payer,” says Ryan. “The amount of additional business is certainly dependent on the payer, the provider, the specific service area and other competitors.”