Why:

Cynosure Health was one of five awardees funded as part of the New York State Health Foundation’s Empowering Health Care Consumer Grants. Click here for a full list of selected recipients. As part of this twenty-month project, Cynosure Health is conducting a comprehensive analysis of New York provider network composition, performance, and accessibility.

Results/Intended Results:

The goal of the project is to provide consumers with the information they need to understand the trade-offs between network size, performance, accessibility, and cost, so that consumers can make informed health care decisions. It will consist of an analysis of plan-product networks using physician group and hospital accessibility and performance data to understand what variation in networks may exist.

Approach/Partners:

Cynosure Health will produce issue briefs outlining specific recommendations for policymakers, health plans, and other relevant stakeholders on how to improve New Yorkers’ provider networks. We are pleased to partner with Truven Health Analytics, as well as consumer health advocacy groups led by Center for Independence of the Disabled New York (CIDNY) to ensure that the project and its recommendations are informed by consumers. To read more about this effort, please visit the New York Health Foundation’s website.