2018 Specialist Maps

Last week, I shared charts showing how many total providers are in each individual market insurer’s network, and compared that with total enrollment for each insurer. But the total number of providers doesn’t tell the whole story. Network adequacy issues still arise for specific consumers when an insurance plan might have many primary care providers, but relatively few of the patients required specialists. To better understand provider networks, we need to break it down by specialty and see which locations have high density and which locations are deserts.

These maps show the in-network density and geographic spread of various types of specialists for each insurer that offers coverage in the individual market in Colorado. The first seven specialty types I’ve completed are shown below — stay tuned for more, coming soon.

See the maps for Essential Community Providers here.

Allergy and Immunology

Cardiovascular disease

chiropracty / chiropractors

dermatology

endocrinology

ENT Otolaryngology

gastroenterology

Coming soon:

  • 002 Family Medicine
  • 001 General Practice
  • 015 General Surgery
  • 004 Geriatrics
  • 016 Gynecology (OB/GYN)
  • 017 Infectious Diseases
  • 003 Internal Medicine
  • 018 Nephrology
  • 019 Neurology
  • 020 Neurological Surgery
  • 021 Medical Oncology & Surgical Oncology
  • 022 Radiation Oncology
  • 023 Ophthalmology
  • 025 Orthopedic Surgery
  • 026 Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • 027 Plastic Surgery
  • 028 Podiatry
  • 005 Primary Care – Physician Assistant
  • 006 Primary Care – Nurse Practitioner
  • 029 Psychiatry
  • 030 Pulmonology
  • 031 Rheumatology
  • 033 Urology
  • 034 Vascular Surgery
  • 035 Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • 041 Cardiac Surgery Program
  • 043 Critical Care Services – Intensive Care Units (ICU)
  • 045 Surgical Services (Ambulatory Surgical Centers and Outpatient Hospital)
  • 047 Diagnostic Radiology (free-standing; hospital outpatient; ambulatory health facilities with Dx Radiology)
  • 050 Occupational Therapist
  • 051 Speech Therapy
  • 057 Ambulatory Health Care Facilities – Infusion Therapy/Oncology/Radiology
  • 101 Pediatrics – Routine/Primary Care
  • 102 Licensed Clinical Social Workers
  • 103 Psychology
About Jay Norris

Jay operates a health insurance brokerage in Colorado, where he helps individuals and small groups obtain and maintain health insurance coverage.
Complimenting his work as a health insurance broker, Jay is also a data analyst working to create visualizations that are easily understood by consumers and other stakeholders in Colorado’s health insurance market.

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