Guardian is implementing a new network in the first quarter of 2017. This network is considered an out-of-network solution for both patients and providers. Guardian will be offering participation in this program by invitation only to providers meeting specific criteria. Providers who join this network will be listed on Guardian's online directory but will be considered out-of-network for PPO patients. Services performed by providers in this network will be reimbursed based on patient's out-of-network benefits capped at a 15% discount.