CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The New Hampshire Insurance Department is starting its work to assess how it decides whether insurance policies cover a sufficient number of doctors and other providers.
The department is holding an organizational meeting Wednesday for a working group that will review the state's network adequacy rules and make recommendations to the Legislature.
Insurance Commissioner Roger Sevigny first mentioned the working group in February, at a public hearing requested by Frisbie Memorial Hospital. The Rochester facility is one of 10 New Hampshire hospitals excluded from the provider network for individual health plans purchased under the federal health care overhaul law.
Though patients and some hospitals have complained, the insurance department has said the company's network meets or exceeds all current adequacy standards.