Friday, May 30, 2014

Narrow networks: A balancing act


A new report shows that the narrow networks offered in many health marketplace plans have helped keep premiums low for consumers. At the same time, limits on in-network providers can place the health and finances of some people at risk. Researchers at Georgetown University and the Urban Institute recommend a three-pronged approach to balance access to care with affordability, including: limits on the time and distance one must travel for care, transparency that allows for plan comparisons, and improved monitoring and accountability.
Learn how plan networks can lead to quality care at a lower cost >

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