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Network Development Consultants

Amid the ever-changing healthcare climate, including the increasing emphasis on value-based contracting, effective network development and market expansion are key for health plans looking to remain competitive. Health insurance organizations are turning to specialized network development personnel for interim support as they bid on new government-sponsored plans, expand their geographic footprints or strengthen existing provider relations.

The Jacobson Group offers our clients immediate access to network development consultants, such as physician recruiters and provider contractors with an average of 15 years of functional expertise and provider knowledge, ensuring their critical business needs are addressed. From project-based assignments to interim strategic leadership, our temporary staff and subject matter experts can independently develop and support new initiatives or provide specialized expertise as a complement to existing staff.

With five decades of insurance industry experience and relationships at work, Jacobson provides timely and cost-effective access to network development professionals on an interim basis for market expansion projects and new market builds alike. Leverage our extensive connections, insurance-specific expertise and flexible staffing model to meet the health insurance industry’s growing demands.

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Expertise in Network Development

Jacobson’s proven experts leverage their own provider relationships and a wealth of knowledge of both the payer and provider sectors, allowing them to quickly and effectively build the networks you need to meet provider accessibility standards and to exceed customer expectations. Our consultants have been known to consistently deliver provider networks exceeding per capita requirements, maximizing our health plan clients’ reach.

Jacobson’s subject matter experts average 15 years of experience in network development and contracting and have assisted our clients with various projects, including the following:

  • Identifying provider targets for network builds in new markets
  • Interpreting, evaluating and negotiating complex program contracts
  • Providing strategic leadership insights on an interim basis
  • Recruiting new providers to meet accessibility standards
  • Simplifying and disseminating complex, but integral, communications regarding payer and provider relationships
  • Training on provider outreach best practices

Network Development Specialist


On-Demand Expertise for Health Insurers

Our experts are well-versed in health insurance business processes and possess proven project management capabilities and marketplace credibility. Utilizing Jacobson’s consultants provides access to the specific expertise you require without having to increase permanent staff. We can deliver interim support on-site or in a work-at-home setting and our staff members are seamlessly integrated into our client’s current infrastructure and best practices, giving you the flexibility and control to leverage our solution as it best fits your situation.

Our health insurance professional network is vast, including care management personnel, such as interim medical directors and project nurses, as well as network development specialists to help build and maintain your provider networks. Jacobson’s tenured consultants are the solution to a variety of needs:

  • Credentialing
  • Hospital Contracting
  • Interim Strategic Leadership
  • Market Expansion
  • New Market Build
  • Physician Recruiting
  • Provider Contracting and Negotiation
  • Provider Engagement
  • Provider Outreach Education
  • Provider Relations
  • Reimbursement Model Design
  • Value-Based Contracting
  • And More

Jacobson's Network Development Consultants

With the healthcare industry’s frequent, rapid changes, the ability to remain nimble and take advantage of growth opportunities is a competitive advantage. Our network development consultants use their deep functional expertise and provider knowledge to quickly step in and address our clients’ critical business projects.

Jacobson carefully selects all of our consultants with the client’s project in mind, following our extensive screening process. Using methods honed during our 50 years in the industry, we thoroughly evaluate each potential consultant in terms of skill set, related work experience and past performance to determine fit for each particular project.

Jacobson focuses its resources solely on the insurance industry. We are fully committed to developing mutually-beneficial long-term partnerships with our clients. After all, our clients’ success is our legacy. To learn more about the impact our network development subject matter experts could make on your organization, visit our consultant portal or contact us today.


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