As a Provider of services you should know what are the largest Insurance Carriers in your area. In New York City Empire Blue Cross & Blue Shield is by far the largest carrier based on statistics from Crain's Business News with companies like Emblem Health and Healthfirst not far behind. This information is helpful if you are a new provider considering which insurance companies to become a participating with or a seasoned provider considering disenrollment . Ultimately you need to analyze what are the largest carries within your practicing area in order to make an informed decision.
I f you have any questions in regards to credentialing or analyzing insurance carriers please contact Bert Lurch of Ecentral Medical Management a leader in healthcare solutions for small to mid size practices @ BertL@ecmmgt.com or 516-775-8608