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.