What are Arkansas Health Network (AHN), Arkansas Children’s Care Network (ACCN) & Next Health (NH)?
AHN, ACCN, and NH are provider-led, health system-sponsored, Clinically Integrated Networks (CINs) which are a selective partnership of physicians collaborating with hospitals to deliver evidence-based care, improve quality, efficiency, and coordinate care for patients.
Together, they have a combined network of providers across the state of Arkansas, representing comprehensive primary and specialty care for both adult and pediatric patients.
As Clinically Integrated Networks, AHN, ACCN, and NH are working with patients and providers around the state to achieve the Triple Aim: Better Health and Well-being, Decreased Cost and Improved Patient Experience.
Who is in the AHN/ACCN/NH network?
The combined network consists of over 2500 high performing providers and 40+ facilities including major hospitals. All Magnet designated hospitals in Arkansas are part of the network. To find out who is in our network visit:
To confirm that a provider is in network for your employer, it is also recommended to verify with your insurance provider, especially prior to seeking care from a new provider.
Will primary care providers within AHN/ACCN/NH accept new patients?
Generally, yes. Most primary care providers within AHN/ACCN/NH will accept new patients.
If you experience any difficulties, please contact your Employer’s HR or AHN/ACCN/NH.
Will I have to change doctors?
You don’t have to change doctors. If you are enrolled in your employer’s Health Plan, you will get the best coordination and lowest out-of-pocket costs when you seek care with a provider in the AHN/ACCN/NH network.
Other than the provider network, what other benefits do AHN/ACCN/NH provide for me?
As a patient, you will have the opportunity to be a more active participant in your own care with support from the our Care Management team. Whether you have a chronic illness or are relatively healthy, benefits to you and your family include:
- A multidisciplinary team of providers available to help you achieve your short term and long term health goals.
- Coordination of more effective, safe and efficient care. AHN/ACCN/NH nurses and social workers will partner with your primary care and specialty providers.
- Support to answer questions on existing chronic illness, a new diagnosis, discharge instructions, medications, healthcare screenings, barriers to care and much more!
- Proactive reminders throughout the year for important preventative care appointments and screenings.