Cancer patients can get coverage under health care law, but some of best hospitals off-limits

Administration: Networks will get closer scrutiny next year

By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar

Associated Press

Published: Wednesday, March 19 2014 12:00 a.m. MDT

Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia: In-network for the two dominant carriers in the market.

Huntsman Cancer Institute, Salt Lake City: In-network with five of six insurers.

Hutchinson/Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, Seattle: In-network with three of eight insurers on the state's exchange.

Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins, Baltimore: In-network for all six exchange insurers, although some individual plans may not offer access.

Memorial Sloan-Kettering, New York: In-network with two of nine exchange insurers in New York City, two of 16 statewide. Has out-of-network agreements with two more carriers.

Moffit Cancer Center, Tampa, Fla.: In-network for three of six insurers offering plans in multiple Florida counties.

Ohio State University/James/Solove, Columbus, Ohio: No response.

Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, N.Y.: In-network with five of seven insurers in its local area, but only five of 16 statewide.

Siteman Cancer Center/Barnes-Jewish, St. Louis: In-network for some of the plans offered by one of two insurers on the state exchange.

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, Tenn.: Treatment is free as long as children have a referral.

Stanford Cancer Institute, Stanford, Calif.: No response.

University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Ala.: In-network with dominant carrier of two insurers on exchange.

UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center, La Jolla, Calif: In-network with one insurer, by design.

UCSF Helen Diller Comprehensive Cancer Center, San Francisco: In-network for two of nine insurers in the northern California market.

University of Colorado Cancer Center, Aurora, Colo.: In-network for all plans with six of 10 carriers; included on some plans by three others.

University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center, Ann Arbor, Mich: In-network for eight of 12 insurers, although not in every plan.

MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston: In-network for two of 11 insurers in the state's exchange, and 43 percent of individual plans in Houston area.

Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, Nashville, Tenn.: All four insurers have Vanderbilt, but one company does not include it in its least expensive plan.

Associated Press writers Sheila Burke in Nashville, Tenn., Kim Chandler in Montgomery, Ala., Emery Dalesio in Raleigh, N.C., Jeff Karoub in Detroit, Brady McCombs in Salt Lake City, Christine Scalora in Lincoln, Neb., and Christopher Weber in Los Angeles contributed to this report.

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