Guide on How to Use the Ascension Network (Tier 1) and the Benefits That Come With It
October 28, 2020
Want to make the most of your benefits? Then, you should learn how tier coverage works. Learning about tier coverage will help you determine the cost of care. This is your go-to guide on what a tier is, how to use Ascension Network (Tier 1) coverage and the benefits that come with it. Tier 1 is the best option because this is where you will get the most cost-effective care.
Here’s what you need to know:
What is a tier?
A Tier is a group or rank into which a provider or drug is classified, based on the cost of service or care.
With SmartHealth, you can choose from 3 different tiers. However, Tier 1 is the best option.
What is Tier 1 coverage?
Tier 1: The Ascension Network features providers that are Ascension-employed or contracted providers that have partnered with Ascension to provide high-quality healthcare to our members.
The benefits of Tier 1
- While members are free to see any provider they choose, lower-tiered providers (like Tier 1) offer a reduced cost-share amount. By directly involving you in determining the cost of care, the rising cost of health care can be contained.
- The Ascension Network (Tier 1) is the best option if you’re looking for quality healthcare at an affordable rate.
- Choosing the Ascension Network (Tier 1) for your own medical needs allows for providers to easily communicate and coordinate goals for your healthcare.
- If you choose Tier 1 and you’re working with Ascension Network doctors, then all of your healthcare professionals will have access to your health history with seamlessly integrated technology that allows them to better serve your healthcare needs.
How can you find doctors in Tier 1?
You can search the Ascension Network on mySmartHealth.org by selecting “Find a Location” or “Find a Doctor from the top navigation bar. It’s important to note that Tier 1 is only on mysmarthealth.org - if you’re using another search like Blue Cross Blue Shield, then that is considered National Network (Tier 2) coverage.