TLC Advantage, L.L.C.
Since its inception
in July of 1994, the driving force behind the development of TLC Advantage, L.L.C. has
remained constant: to recruit quality providers to join the TLC network who offer health
care services at negotiated, favorable rates.
Today, over 8,100 medical providers
strong, TLC has become the largest Preferred Provider
Network in the region that is not owned by the medical
community. While TLC continues to add to their provider
list daily, quality remains the number one priority. TLC
accepts only those medical providers that meet high credential
To date, over 100,000 individuals
use the TLC network. Approximately 4,500 businesses currently
use TLC Advantage as their Preferred Provider Network.
Four thousand of those use the network for care in workers'
compensation cases, and the other five hundred use the
network in conjunction with their group health plan.
By using a TLC provider, individuals will maximize cost
savings for medical services as well as minimize their
paperwork. Although individuals are not required to use
the network providers, it is to their benefit as they
will receive network rates and be assured of quality providers.
Participation in the
network also benefits the member providers. TLC assists providers in maintaining their
customer base and promoting quick turnaround in account settlement by payers.
The President and CEO of TLC, Edward
Arshem, has a strong background in the medical community.
He was the head administrator at a large healthcare facility
from 1981 to 1994. He is now a co-owner of TLC Advantage
and oversees the daily operations of the organization
working closely with both providers and payers.
It takes a team of dedicated professionals to carry out the
day-to-day functions of a fast-growing provider network. To keep the network up-to-date
and facilitate its continued growth, the experienced TLC staff handle everything from
recruiting new quality providers, to repricing the discount health care services.
To provide services outside our region,
TLC has created a working relationship with MultiPlan in an effort to provide
our clients with the most cost-effective comprehensive healthcare access.
MultiPlan has over 900,000 providers under contract including hospitals,
ancillary care facilities and healthcare professionals. This coupled with
TLC's encompassing network in the upper midwest, provides a complete