Cost containment and more

Summit Re recently entered into an agreement with National Care Network (NCN) for its medical cost containment services. NCN’s core solutions for out-of-network claims include Fee Negotiations, Supplemental Network Repricing, and Hospital Detail Analysis, a Medicare-based pricing methodology.

Unmet Needs

While NCN had been extremely successful in saving its clients millions of dollars with these products, it realized that neither NCN nor other cost containment companies were doing enough to reduce overall healthcare charges. A new product was needed, a product which would:

  • Allow fair reimbursement based on the facility’s costs to provide care
  • Benchmark similar facilities reflecting the variances within facility costs
  • Use flexible pricing methods to meet clients’ needs
  • Recommend pricing that is transparent to the payer, provider and member

Data iSight

After a year and a half in development with Data Advantage, a company NCN acquired in 2005, NCN recently introduced Data iSight to meet all of those needs. Data iSight will generate fair reimbursement recommendations that generate legitimate savings. To do this, Data iSight leverages nationally recognized data sets to enhance provider understanding and acceptance; reviews both the financial and clinical components of a claim; incorporates cost-based awareness; and provides a transparency component for providers, payers and members.

About NCN

NCN, a privately held organization based in Irving, Texas, provides its services to large insurance carriers, self-funded organizations, third party administrators, HMOs, employer groups and reinsurance carriers across the country. NCN has achieved many milestones in its fourteen years of operation, including being the first in its industry to receive the URAC Core Accreditation, establishing HIPAA compliant EDI transactions, developing on-line tools for client access of claim tracking and reporting, and reviewing billions of dollars in medical charges.

NCN provides you with a dedicated team to ensure success in helping you meet your savings objectives. Visit NCN at its website,, or contact Debbie Stubbs, RN, MS, CCM at Summit Re, 260-407-3979.